IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law students Gerena Gregory ’16, Briana Mayes ’16, and Sharon Uti ’16 were elected to the National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA) Midwest regional board of directors during the organization’s 2015 regional convention in Indianapolis. The region includes law schools in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Wisconsin and the Dakotas.
Gerena Gregory, President and Treasurer of Chicago-Kent’s BLSA chapter, was re-appointed as Director of Corporate Relations, a position she has held since October 2013 (her first semester at Chicago-Kent). Gregory graduated from John Jay College of Criminal Justice with a degree in Humanities and Justice Studies.
Briana Mayes was appointed Director of Communications for the region. Prior to her appointment, Mayes served as Treasurer of the Midwest region. She is currently the Vice President of BLSA. Mayes earned a bachelor’s degrees in Journalism and Mass Communication Studies, and Public Relations from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Sharon Uti was re-elected Director of Programming for the region. She previously served as Chief of Staff then Director of Programming for the Midwest Regional Board, and is currently the Alumni Relations Chair of BLSA. Uti graduated from the University of Richmond with a degree in Leadership Studies.
Established in 1968 at New York University Law School, the National Black Law Students Association was formed to articulate and promote the needs and goals of Black law students and effectuate change in the legal community. IIT Chicago-Kent established a chapter of NBLSA in 1974.