Black Alumni Group

Its almost time for the 2015 BAG Reunion

On behalf of The Black Alumni Group of the SIU Alumni Association, we welcome you to our website. We recently enjoyed an outstanding reunion in 2013 and hope that everyone was able to return to Southern for the festivities.

Held biennially in odd-numbered years, BAG hosts a reunion on a weekend in July.  A myriad of social and educational events are scheduled during the reunion weekend, as well as a business meeting, and the election of officers.  The new officers are: 

2013 – 2015

  • Timothy W. Tyler – President, Email: 
  • Richard Gardner – 1st Vice President 
  • Kevin Winstead – 2nd Vice President
  • C. Lynn White – Treasurer
  • Finola Burrell – Secretary

Since 2005, SIU Alumni Association members, and, therefore official BAG members, have received discounted reunion registration.  Your membership dues in the SIU Alumni Association include your membership in the Black Alumni Group.  As an official member of BAG, you have voting rights, the Southern Alumni magazine on a quarterly basis, featuring alumni accomplishments.  Twice-per-year members receive the Saluki Pride newsletter keeping you informed of upcoming events and campus issues, and as a BAG member you enjoy the advantages of savings on SIU imprinted apparel, car rentals, motel rooms, restaurant specials and much more. View a full list here.