The National Council on Black American Affairs is a council of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC). The NCBAA evolved over 30 years ago, during a time of great social, political, cultural, and educational change in the United States. African Americans and other groups that were underrepresented traditionally were enrolling in increasing numbers. Community colleges were being established at the rate of one per week.
In 1968, an ad hoc Black Caucus was organized during the Annual Convention of AACC, to address the changing needs in higher education. That caucus became the NCBAA — one of the first affiliated councils of AACC.
The National Council on Black American Affairs serves as a collaborative voice, promoting the academic success of African American students, faculty, staff and administrators.
NCBAA’s national council is a driving force in the advocacy of equal accessibility to college for members of the black community.
The National Council on Black American Affairs is committed to:
- Improving educational opportunities and professional development for African American/Black students, faculty, staff and administrators.
- Developing collaborative relationships with educational, business, and public service institutions with compatible goals.
- Networking to maximize the achievement of career goals for African American/Black students, faculty, staff, and administrators.
- Ensuring the articulation of positions on issues affecting African American/Blacks in the formulation of policy and decision-making.
The National Council on Black American Affairs believes:
In the development of full human potential, encourages lifelong learning for all people and acknowledges the worth of the individual. Therefore, NCBAA affirms its belief in the following shared values.
- Recognizing collegial sharing of information and ideas.
- Opening access to higher education for the underserved.
- Embracing the diversity of people, ideas and learning styles.
- Fostering teaching excellence
In addition to its National Board of Directors, NCBAA is comprised of the following supportive Affiliates:
- NCBAA/NC (North Central Region)
- NCBAA/NE (Northeast Region)
- NCBAA/SO (Southern Region)
- NCBAA/WE (Western Region)
- NCBAA Presidents’ Round Table