TWU Black Alumni

We now have a TWUBA email address! Please send emails to TWUBA at

Texas Woman’s University Black Alumni (TWUBA) seeks to connect/reconnect the rich history of the Black Alumni at TWU by creating a sense of community. TWUBA strives to be an inclusive association of African American, Caribbean, African, or Black descendent TWU alumni, faculty and staff. Membership in TWUBA is open to all who support its mission. This organization supports the mission of Texas Woman’s University, the mentoring of current students and the provision of funds for a scholarship endowment to benefit students of color.

Founding Members

  • Elyze Davis, 2009/BS, Government, Missouri City, TX
  • Dianne Randolph, 1969/BS & 1971/MA, Music, Denton, TX
  • Eva Poole, 1974/BA & 1976/Masters, Library Science, Denton, TX
  • Glinda Shaffer, 1984/BS & 1989/MA, Health Studies, McKinney, TX
  • Tawana McGowan, 2011/BGS, Plano, TX


Anyone who wishes to become involved with this organization can contact the Office of Alumni Relations at TWUBA welcomes you to our group!

TWUBA E-Newsletter

TWU Black Alumni Heritage Endowed Scholarship (the Fund)

The purpose of the Fund is to provide a stream of income to support a scholarship for an undergraduate African American student who is or will be a junior and meets the following criteria;

  • Must be enrolled as a full time student at TWU,
  • Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA at time of award,
  • Must have demonstrated financial need as established by Office of Financial Aid,
  • Shall be selected by the General Scholarship Committee.

TWUBA scholarships are awarded in spring and honorees are recognized in September of each year. Applications must be submitted through the University Scholarship System. Current students must 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.

Scholarship Fund

Executive Committee Members


  • Position Vacant, President
  • Ya-Ya Smith, Vice President
  • Dianne Randolph, Membership Secretary
  • Cassandra Jones, Treasurer

Standing Committees

  • Election
  • History and Archives
  • Network and Social
  • Program
  • Scholarship
  • Mentoring
  • Membership

TWUBA By-Laws (pdf)

Page last updated 8:38 AM, February 23, 2018