African American Alumni Society

Who are we?

Founded in 2001, the African American Alumni Society collaborates with the Wright State Alumni Association to sustain and enhance the rich history and contributions of Wright State's African and African American students, alumni, faculty, and staff.

Mission statement

The African American Alumni Society shall develop, plan, implement, and promote diverse activities in the effort to provide support for the continuing success of Wright State University's African American student, alumni, faculty, and staff. Our hope is to help Wright State provide a supportive and productive environment in which African Americans can study, teach, and develop as individuals.

The AAAS’s primary focus will be to assist Wright State educationally, financially and in the recruitment of African American students, faculty and administration.

The African American Alumni Society exists to provide assistance and support for the continuing success of Wright State University’s African American students, faculty and staff through diverse activities and services, and enriched camaraderie for its members; through assisting, recruiting and retaining African-American students, faculty and administration; and being an advisory organization to the Bolinga Black Cultural Resources Center.

African American Alumni Society officers

Position Name Email
President Tonya Mathis '98, '02 tmathis50@gmail.com
Vice President Cynthia Jones '05 jonesfairborn@aol.com
President Emeritus Karen Hunt '86 hunt.98@wright.edu
Secretary Kashauna White '11 mathis.4@wright.edu
Treasurer Saunya Strickland '97 strickland.sj@aol.com
Membership Chair Elizabeth Ball '08, '10 elizabeth.beemer@wright.edu
Student & Alumni Engagement Chair Charene Thornton '11 charene.thornton@wright.edu
Marketing Chair Demetrius Samuel '11 d1samue1@aol.com

Order an AAAS polo

The Wright State University African American Alumni Society is pleased to offer its members a custom embroidered AAAS polo for purchase. Order your Wright State African American Alumni Society Polo by filling out this form.

Contact us

African American Alumni Society: Email
Wright State University
3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy
Dayton, Ohio 45435 / Directions to Wright State University
Phone: (937) 775-2620