The National Council on Black American Affairs- Southern Region (NCBAA-SR) is an official regional body of the National Council on Black American Affairs (NCBAA), which is an affiliate of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC).
NCBAA evolved over 45 years ago during a time of great social, political, cultural and educational change in the United States. In 1968, an ad hoc Black Caucus was organized during the annual convention of the American Association of Junior and Community Colleges, now AACC to address the changing needs of African Americans in higher education. NCBAA is divided into four regional councils across the United States (North Central, Northeast, Southern, and Western) forming a national organization whereby students, faculty, non-teaching personnel and administrators can work together for a common cause–effective educational opportunities and employment for Black Americans within community college systems.
The purpose of the NCBAA-SR shall be to promote the aims and objectives of NCBAA as set forth in the Preamble to the Constitution of the NCBAA. Specifically, the goals of the NCBAA-SR are to:
- serve as a representative body of and leadership vehicle for Black students, faculty, staff and administrators within the eleven (11) states that make up the Southern Region;
- promote global education within the institutions of higher education within the Southern Region;
- foster and encourage NCBAA-SR members and affiliates to study and to dialogue issues which directly impact Blacks in higher education within the Southern Region;
- encourage collaboration between and among Black members in higher education institutions and organizations within the Southern Region;
- grow institutional and individual memberships in the states that make up the Southern Region;
- promote and enhance the power and welfare of Blacks in higher education in the Southern Region;
- serve as an advocate for Black students, faculty, staff and administrators in institutions of higher education within the Southern Region;
- promote cohesiveness among Blacks in community colleges within the institutions of higher education in the states that make up the Southern Region of the NCBAA.
- Continue to research, develop, implement, modify, and evaluate strategic initiatives that directly impact Blacks within higher education; and
- provide public forums to discuss local, state, federal and national issues, to enhance the authority and well-being of Blacks as it relates to students, faculty, staff and administrators in higher education.