Black Business Alumni Association

Welcome to the Michigan Ross Black Business Alumni Association! Connect with fellow alumni, attend events, stay informed, and help build Michigan Ross' visibility. Here are a few ways to begin new connections:

  • We are always developing new programming, events, and career development opportunities, so please join our mailing list and check back for updates to learn, exchange ideas and network.

  • Donate to the BBSA Solidarity Fund to support our current MBA students! 

  • Share exciting events and opportunities with our BBAA board via our Events Submission Form. You can use this form to relay information regarding an upcoming event in your region. The hope is that we increase awareness to help alumni connect and engage across our Go Blue alumni network.

Best and #GoBlue!

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At this year's ALE Conference, Sean-Michael Steele, MBA '24, was announced as the 2024 Black Business Students Association Fellowship Recipient. The BBSA Fellowship was created to honor Black Excellence at Michigan Ross. It was launched in 2021 by BBSA members in partnership with the Ross Full-Time Program and Ross Advancement. The BBSA Fellowship Fund was one of several Michigan Ross causes that successfully raised funds during this year's Giving Blueday!

The Annual Alfred L. Edwards Conference (ALE) hails as the longest-standing student-led conference at the University of Michigan, honoring Dr. Alfred L. Edwards' lasting legacy and an ongoing dedication to diversity and innovation in the business realm. 

ALE48 Gala, Sean-Michael Steele (2024)


As summer 2022 wrapped, members of the BBAA helped to create and host several meet-ups across the country for one last summer hurrah! 

 Atlanta, GA (2022)                             Washington, D.C. (2022)                  Los Angeles, CA (2022)

 Dallas, TX (2022)                                  New York, NY (2022)

Ross Events


Ross Women in Business June Coffee Connect

Friday, June 21 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (Today)

Michigan Football Game-Watch Events: 2024

Thursday, August 1 at 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (1.4 months from now)
Game-watch locations for the 2024 football season will be available in August via the Michigan Alumni Association.
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Ross Alumni News

June 17, 2024

Parrell Gift Will Help Expand Real Estate Student Programming at U-M

The Ross School of Business will be able to provide University of Michigan students with even more exceptional, hands-on real estate educational programming thanks to a $1 million gift to the Weiser Center for Real Estate at Michigan Ross from alumnus Mark J. Parrell, BBA ‘88, President and CEO of Equity Residential, and his wife Allison. The couple hails from the Chicago, Illinois area. 
June 4, 2024

20 Questions with Chrissie/Rich Wachter, BBA ’84

Chrissie/Rich Wachter, BBA ’84, has established herself as a seasoned human resources professional with years of experience building and leading successful and inclusive teams across companies.
May 28, 2024

From the Classroom to the Boardroom: Ross Alum David Deno Inspires MBA Students to Lead with Impact

David Deno, MBA ’82, outgoing CEO of Bloomin’ Brands, recently visited the Ross School of Business to participate in the Sanger Leadership Center’s Leadership Dialogue Series and visit a class, Business Leadership in Changing Times (MO 611).
May 24, 2024

Amy Solek, BBA ’92: Shaping the Next Generation of Accountants

Amy Solek, BBA ‘92, has a passion for the accounting profession. 
May 21, 2024

Lionel Mufor, MBA '23, and Lisa Caldwell, MBA '90: From Missed Call to Mentorship

As he walked out of a midterm exam during his first year at the Ross School of Business, Lionel Mufor, MBA ’23, noticed that he had missed a phone call from Lisa Caldwell, MBA ’90, a senior leader at Ernst and Young. He didn’t know it then, but that missed call would change both of their lives.
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