News for the Division of Community Affairs Board of Advisors


[Spring 2022]

To connect you with what’s happening at the Capstone, we’ve gathered some recent news that may be of interest to you as alumni and as members of the Board of Advisors.

We plan to publish periodically, not only to keep you informed of what’s happening on campus, but also of what’s happening in the world of the BOA membership.


Two Appointments to Help Research, Economic Development Missions Learn more.

UA Continues Success in National Business Start-Up Program Learn more.

ALRI Names First Fellows to Address Rural, Underserved Communities Learn more.

Experience All Four Seasons at Family Night at the Museum Learn more.

Building Bama: Aquatic Center Reopens Learn more.

Alabama Transportation Institute Names New Director Learn more.

UA Names Myron Pope Vice President for Student Life Learn more.

Building Bama: Where Will the Water Go? Learn more.


UA’s CW, Vida win student Pacemaker Awards Learn more.

UA Engineers Help Find Site to Drill for Antarctica’s Ancient Ice Learn more.

UA Among Forbes’ Best Employers for Diversity Learn more.

UA Students to Perform Field Research at Iowa Caucus Learn more.

Birmingham Couple Makes Transformational Gift to UA Learn more.

UA Again Recognized as Top Producer for Student Fulbright Awards Learn more.

NASA Announces Next Round of Candidates for CubeSat Space Missions Learn more.


The Division of Community Affairs hosted the Third Annual New Faculty Community Engagement Tour in early May. For more on this annual tour, which seeks to advance community-engaged initiatives and partnerships by sharing information and connecting new faculty and the community, visit the New Faculty Tour webpage.

During the spring semester, Dr. Ed Mullins, director of Research and Communication, and the student staff in his office have been working in a support role with the Tuscaloosa Civil Rights Task Force, which seeks to build a bridge connecting historical honesty to the important struggle for civil rights in Tuscaloosa.

May and June marked the sweet rewards of a job well done for some in the Division of Community Affairs. Others reached the end of one chapter and the beginning of another, and we welcomed several new faces to our Community Affairs team.

Dr. Lane McLelland, director of Crossroads Community Engagement Center, not only completed her PhD during the spring semester, but also received the Shirley-Watson Person of the Year Award from The XXXI, as well as Omicron Delta Kappa’s Frances S. Summersell Award. The next time you see Lane, tell her “Congratulations Doc!”

Director of Community and Administrative Affairs Carol Agomo graduated from Leadership U and was recognized May 20 at a celebration held at The University Club. Leadership U is a program that invests in leaders by preparing faculty and professional staff leaders to face the challenges and opportunities of today, as well as tomorrow. The class is comprised of participants selected by the Office of Academic Affairs following nomination each year by University deans and vice presidents. See more at


Have news to share with us?

Please send submissions to Carol Agomo at

If you have not already done so, we encourage you to follow us on Twitter at: @UACommAffairs and on Facebook at: @UACommunityAffairs, @UA.CCBP, @UACrossroads, @UAPTLA, @SavingLivesPhysicallyAndSpiritually

Additionally, did you know the Board of Advisors has its own Facebook group page? This is a place for you to connect with your fellow board members, as well as share news of potential interest to members of the group. Search “ua community affairs board of advisors” and ask to join the group. We’ll approve you right away!

You can follow the initiatives and news of the Division of Community Affairs on the web at Your Board of Advisors web pages live here under the Community Collaborations link.