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BLI 2014 Kiongozi Team!

Want to play an active role in making this year’s Black Leadership Institute a success?  Apply to join the BLI Kiongozi team!  A total of 8-10 students will be selected to assist as small group leaders and to assist with the coordination of the event.  Learn more below:

Must be a UT Arlington student with a minimum 2.5 GPA by application deadline. 

Role & Responsibilities:
Kiongozis are responsible for the following:


  • Attend mandatory training session prior to event (Exact date and time will be emailed later to chosen Kiongozi)
  • Assist with tabling for BLI recruitment in UC at least 1 time between Jan 15-31 During BLI
  • Assist with setup and breakdown of event (e.g. decorations, registration table, a/v needs, etc)
  • Aiding attendees with check-in and seating assignments
  • Leading a small group of 10-12 students in discussion, peer-to-peer conversations
  • Aiding workshop presenters through introduction and time keeping
  • Assist with serving breakfast and lunch
  • Distributing and collecting program evaluation forms

We highly encourage Kiongozi members to have a high level of enthusiasm and aide in promoting this event since the team plays an integral role in the experience.


  • Exclusive BLI Kiongozi Apparel
  • Upon successful completion to the listed responsibilities you will receive a Letter of Recommendation from the Director of Multicultural Affairs, Leticia Martinez, to use for your future scholastic or professional endeavors
  • Recognition at the annual Diversity Recognition Awards Ceremony to be held on April 23, 2014. 

Application and Deadline:
Application for BLI 2015 will be available this October check back for updates.

Kiongozi Team 2014!

Michael Coleman II

Shunkecia Lewis

Bryana Peoples

LaKeali Felton

Jesse Wallace

Christopher Dunn

Ylonda Burris

Cristina DeLeon

Mia Mays