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Austin Chapter


The Austin chapter of the Black Ex Students of Texas was established in April of 2009 to meet the needs of Austin Area Alumni. Our local organization is committed to providing professional and social networking events, recruitment and retention support to current and prospective students, and serve as a liasion between the University of Texas and the Austin Community.

The Austin Chapter invites you to join our organization for an opportunity to stay connected to the University and current Black UT students, raise money for scholarships, and network and socialize with fellow Black alumni living in the Austin area.

Looking for more information on the Austin Chapter?

Do you want to be a part of the effort? Got ideas? Got questions? To get involved email or contact the Chapter President Timothy Bailey (

Join BEST Austin for another year of programs and activities. Reconnect in the shadow of the tower with other local alumni. Volunteer opportunities to support the Annual Homecoming Weekend!

Chapter Officers & Committee Chairs

Timothy Bailey , President

Jasmine Purnell , Internal Vice President

Spencer Iwatuje, External Vice President

Traniece McDonald, Secretary

Ronnie Shade, Treasurer