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National Black Alumni Advisory Board

Representing the voices of Creighton's Black alumni community.

The National Black Alumni Association Board represents the voices of Creighton's Black alumni. The Board is an empowering resource for the Black student community and is helping to move the University toward greater diversity, equity and inclusion at all levels.

NBAAB members

Note: All members live in Omaha unless otherwise noted.

Bridget Hadley

Bridget A. Hadley, BSBA'88, Board President, Economic Development Manager for the City of Omaha Planning Department

Troy J. Beaugard

Troy J. Beaugard, BSBA'89, General Manager at Baxter Volkswagen La Vista

Jason D. Brown

Jason D. Brown, BA'18, an English teacher at Strake Jesuit College Preparatory in Houston

Aaron D. Conley

Aaron D. Conley, BA'95, Marketing Director, Forest Products at Union Pacific Railroad

Brenda Warren Council

Brenda Warren Council, JD'77, retired and former elected official who has served in the Nebraska Legislature, for the Omaha City Council and Omaha School Board

Eric T. Dantzler

Eric T. Dantzler, BSBA'95, owner of R & D Builders LLC in Chicago

Leonard D. Gordy

Leonard D. Gordy, longtime Creighton men’s basketball assistant coach and Diversity and Inclusion Officer for Athletics

Abiola A. Kosoko

Abiola A. Kosoko, BA'09, a photographer and videographer for First National Bank of Omaha

The Honorable Darryl R. Lowe

The Honorable Darryl R. Lowe, JD'84, judge of the Nebraska 4th Judicial District County Court

Terri D. McAlister-Sandersd

Terri D. McAlister-Sanders, BA'78, publisher of the Omaha Star Newspaper and executive Director of the Mildred D. Brown Memorial Study Center  

Shannon D. Melton

Shannon D. Melton, BS'09, vice president, Catalyze Evaluation

Emily F. Miller

Emily F. Miller, BS'75, MSEDU'78, retired principal of Omaha Public Schools

Kayman A. Nixon

Kayman A. Nixon, BSBA'17, MBA’21, Senior Consulting Analyst at Huron in Chicago

Rachelle C. Owens

Rachelle C. Owens, BSN'87, Director of Patient Access and Strategic Business Solutions at NS Pharma, Inc., in St. Louis

John E. Pierce

John E. Pierce, MS'72, JD'81, former Associate Vice President for Creighton’s Division of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Shawntal Mallory

Shawntal Mallory, BA'97, JD'00, Adjunct Professor, Creighton University School of Law, and Executive Director, Nebraska Legal Diversity Council

Ex-Officio Voting Member

Sarah Walker

Sarah Walker, PhD, Vice President for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at Creighton

Ex-Officio Non-voting Members

Frank Hayes

Frank Hayes, BSBA'75, President and Managing Director of Hayes & Associates, L.L.C., and a member of the Creighton Board of Trustees since 2000

Chris Rodgers

Chris Rodgers, BA'92, MBA'99, Director of Community and Government Relations at Creighton


Our mission

The mission of the National Black Alumni Advisory Board shall be to advance the interests of Creighton's Black community, to promote academic excellence and to commit to building a lifelong relationship between Black alumni and the University. The Board seeks to:

  • Be a supportive resource for Creighton University’s Black student body.
  • Advocate for Creighton to instill a culture of racial justice, diversity, equity and inclusion at all levels of the University
  • Be a vehicle for professional development and social networking among Black alumni, and to encourage alliances with Creighton alumni across the country.
  • To provide scholarships to current Black students and to potential Black students seeking to attend Creighton.
  • To be a cultural connection to the Black community, the North Omaha community and Creighton University.
  • To support campus recruitment and retention efforts at the student, faculty and board levels at Creighton.

Learn more about diversity and inclusion at Creighton.

Stay connected

Creighton celebrates the diversity of its alumni community, and we host regular events and get-togethers for our Black alumni. Interested in learning more? Contact