TWU Black Alumni Association

The Texas Woman's University Black Alumni Association (TWUBA) cultivates a legacy of Black excellence by building community, fostering inclusion and developing programs.

TWUBA is an inclusive organization open to all alumni, faculty, students and community members.

Founding Members

Dianne Randolph ’69, ’71
Eva Poole ’74, ’76
Glinda Shaffer ’84, ’89
Tawana McGowan ’11
Elyze Davis ’09


All TWU alumni are welcome to join the Black Alumni Association. Membership donations help preserve the rich and diverse history of TWU. For more information, email


Membership Levels

Platinum: A one-time, life-time membership donation of $500 

Gold: An annual donation of $100

Silver: An annual donation of $50 

Bronze: An annual donation of $25

Executive Committee Members

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Position Title Officer Name Email
Treasurer Cassandra Jones ’90
Elections Committee Chair  Missina Minter ’93, ’96
Events and Outreach Committee Chair Tyriesha Howard ’15, ’17
Scholarships Committee Chair Dr. Valda Morgan ’85, ’94, ’10
Mentor Committee Chair Dr. Claudia DeShay ’93, ’01
President Vacant  
Vice President Vacant  
Membership Secretary Vacant  
Financial Secretary Vacant  
Membership Committee Chair Vacant  

Standing Committees



Events and Outreach

History and Archives





Read the TWUBA By-Laws

TWU Black Alumni Heritage Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship provides support to current third-year undergraduate students identifying as Black or African American and who meet the following criteria:

  • Must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student
  • Must be entering their third-year
  • Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA at time of award
  • Must have demonstrated financial need as established by the Office of Financial Aid
  • Applications must be submitted through the university scholarship system. Current students can access the scholarship system using their TWU Pioneer Portal account username and password. After a student has a portal account, it will be possible to access TWU Pioneer Scholarship System. TWUBA scholarships are awarded each in spring and awardee(s) honorees are recognized each fall in September of each year.

Give to the scholarship fund today!

Page last updated 3:02 PM, April 5, 2023