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

Member

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

Caprice Willard Bent

Member

Macy's

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

Member

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


 

Lybroan James

Member

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

Member

Physician, Physical Medicine -

Rehabilitation, Kaiser Permanente

 BS Biology 1983,

MS 1987

Lisa Roper

Member

 

Counselor

Long Beach City College

 BA  - UCLA 1987

 

Kelvin Tolbert

Immediate Past President/Member

 

BS - Mathematics , UCLA 1985

 

Kenya Yarborough

Member

 

Director of Marketing & Advocacy at 

                             Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles

BA- English, UCLA 1996

Masters -Public Administration,

San Diego State, 2020 

 

Christian Green

Member

 

Adjunct Professors

Past Black Graduate Student Assoc. President

BA- Sociology , UCLA 2016

Masters - Afro Am Studies, UCLA 2018