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The Center's staff counsels, advises, and assists students and their organizations, and provides consultative services to other campus staff and student organizations.  The Director and Program Coordinator oversee the day-to-day operations of the Center. The staff is always open to students needing sound advice and strong support.

BCC Staff

Karima Bouchenafa

Asst Dean & Director, Black Cultural Center

Dean's Office


  1. Phone: (610) 328-8455
  2. Black Cultural Center
Karima Bouchenafa

Simone Hayes - Walton

Program Coordinator to the Black Cultural Center

Black Cultural Center

Dean's Office


  1. Phone: (610) 328-8456
  2. Black Cultural Center 114
Simone Hayes

BCC Interns


Bereket (Bek) '25 (he/him)

Position: House Coordinator
Home: Ethiopia
Potential Major/Minor:
Computer Science/Peace and Conflict Studies
Other Involvement: Table Tennis, Foosball


Blaine '24 (she/her)

Position: House Coordinator
Home: Utah
Potential Major/Minor: Political Science/French
Other Involvement: Mock Trial, SASS, International Relations Club, and Women in Political Science Club


Chisom '25 (they/she)

Position: House Coordinator
Home: Los Angeles, California
Potential Major/Minor: Engineering, Computer Science
Other Involvement: Volleyball Team Manager, Garnet Singers/Chorus, SASS, SASA, SQU


Philippe '23 (he/him)

Position: Research Intern
Home: Cameroon
Major/Minor: Architectural
Studies/Art History and Black Studies
Other Involvement: Architecture Club, Art Galleries, Swat Cycle, Lang Scholar


Eliana '25 (she/her)

Position: Research Intern
Home: Washington State
Potential Major/Minor: Education, Black
Studies/Political Science
Other Involvement: SASS, SAME, NatroKnots, Literacy Tutor

Abdulahi '23 (he/him)

Position: Programming Intern
Home: Boston, Massachusetts
Major/Minor: Black Studies/ Education
Other Involvement: BLACK

Kylie '25 (she/her)

Position: Programming Intern
Home: Ghana
Major/Minor: Political Science/Psychology
Other Involvement: AJA

Fanuel '26 (he/him)

Position: House Coordinator
Home: Ethiopia
Potential Major/Minor: Computer Sciences
Other Involvement: Swat ESSA

Sarah '26 (she/her)

Position: Research Intern
Home: New York
Major/Minor: Statistics/Biology 
Other Involvement: SwatSkates, DMAX, BiMS, SHS

Tanisha '25

Position: House Coordinator
Home: New York
Major/Minor: English Literature/Journalism
Other Involvement: SOCA, WRC, IC, and RNM

Taylor '26 (she/her)

Position: Programming Intern
Home: Maryland
Potential Major/Minor: Linguistics/Education
Other Involvement: SASS, AJA, and SOCA

Immaculata '24

Position: House Coordinator
Home: Nigeria
Potential Major/Minor: Political Science/Psychology
Other Involvement: SASS 

Te'john '23 (he/him)

Position: Programming Intern
Home: Cleveland, Ohio
Potential Major/Minor: Economics/Political Science
Other Involvement: BLACK