African-American Resource Group

Welcome from the Chair

Dr. Terry Esper

Dr. Terry Esper
2014-2016 Chair, AARG
Associate Professor
Executive Director, Supply Chain Management Research Center

I am extremely excited about what’s in store for the African American Resource Group (AARG).  As we embark upon our fifth year, the leadership team has been laying plans and developing ideas with a goal of making this the best year yet!  We are particularly focused on professional development initiatives, community partnerships, and leveraging our collective capabilities to serve as a key RESOURCE to not only each other, but to the “YOU of A” as a whole.

We trust that the excitement and energy that is emerging from the leadership team will catch on like a wild fire!  We have lofty goals, big ideas, and grand visions.  Thus, we will need the partnership and participation of every AARG member to make the impact that we KNOW we can make…and be the RESOURCE that we KNOW we can be.

Personally, I am humbled and honored to serve as the Chair of the AARG.  Never in a million years would I have imagined, while matriculating through graduate school here several years ago, that I would be in this position, at THIS university.  It is, indeed, a full circle experience, and I appreciate the AARG for your confidence and support.

Brothers and Sisters…we have work to do.  We are a vital, thriving, and growing community on this campus.  With a collective and unified agenda, and the support of each other, we can build on where we are and go forward, higher, and upward…TOGETHER!  Let’s roll! 

AARG Meeting Schedule:

March 11 Exec. Group Meeting, 4:00pm Housing Admin, Room 131
March 17 Large Group Meeting, 12:00pm-1:00pm, Location TBD
April 8 Exec. Group Meeting, 4:00pm Housing Admin, Room 131
May 13 Exec. Group Meeting, 4:00pm Housing Admin, Room 131
June 10 Exec. Group Meeting, 4:00pm Housing Admin, Room 131
June 16 Large Group Meeting, 12:00pm-1:00pm, Location TBD
July 8 Exec. Group Meeting, 4:00pm Housing Admin, Room 131
August 12 Exec. Group Meeting, 4:00pm Housing Admin, Room 131
Sept 9 Exec. Group Meeting, 4:00pm Housing Admin, Room 131
Sept. 15 Large Group Meeting, 12:00pm-1:00pm, Location TBD