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Board Members

The UBAA Board of Directors is made up of Past Presidents and dedicated Alumni whose philanthropic and professional backgrounds have been honed to create a dynamic team of leaders who help guide the current direction of the organization and shape its future.  We are honored for the Board's service to UCLA's black graduate & undergraduates and graciously thank them for their commitment. 

Robert Grace

Board Chair

Deputy District Attorney
Major Crimes Division - L.A. County
District Attorney's Office
B.A. - UCLA 1984
J.D. - Loyola Law School 1987

Bobby Smith


Retired Senior Associate Director
Office of Gift Planning, UCLA
B.S. - UCLA 1963
J.D. - UCLA 1971

Caprice Willard Bent



Vice President/Regional Planning 
B.A. - UCLA 1995

Mandla Kayise

Past President/Member

UBAA Past President
President, CEO
New World Education
B.S Economics - UCLA 1987

Brett York


HR Systems Project Manager
B.S. Economics - UCLA 1986


Lybroan James


CEO- STEMulate Learning LLC
Chief Education Officer, MILO
B.S. Mathematics/Economics - UCLA 1993

Masters Ed. - Harvard University 2013

Cheryl Gully

Board VIce- Chair


Child Welfare and Mental Health Consultant 

BA Sociology, UCLA 1981

MSW Social Welfare, 1983

Dr. Hascal Humes


Physician, Physical Medicine -

Rehabilitation, Kaiser Permanente

 BS Biology 1983,

MS 1987

Lisa Roper




Long Beach City College

 BA  - UCLA 1987


Kelvin Tolbert

Immediate Past President/Member


BS - Mathematics , UCLA 1985


Kenya Yarborough



Director of Marketing & Advocacy at 

                             Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles

BA- English, UCLA 1996

Masters -Public Administration,

San Diego State, 2020 


Christian Green



Adjunct Professors

Past Black Graduate Student Assoc. President

BA- Sociology , UCLA 2016

Masters - Afro Am Studies, UCLA 2018


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