African American Alumni Association

LMU graduates pose in front of Sacred Heart Chapel after Kente Graduation 2022

The mission of the LMU African American Alumni Association (AAAA) is to participate, advocate, and give. AAAA was established by LMU alumni, faculty and staff in 2003 to provide financial assistance to deserving undergraduate LMU students who achieve academically and actively support their community.

While fulfilling the LMU mission of service and leadership, AAAA also promotes and fosters a sense of community for African-American students and alumni through professional development and social events.

2023–24 African American Alumni Association

Christopher Pearson ’06, President
Adrianne Chivers ’07, Vice President

Aaron Banks ’95, M.D.
Pediatric Heart Center
Santa Clarita, CA

Michael Banner ’76
Retired President & CEO
Los Angeles LDC, Inc.
Los Angeles, CA

Rhonda Bethea ’93
Senior Vice President
Bank of America
Charlotte, NC

Risha Booker ’00
Director of Recruitment
New Leaders
Oakland, CA

Alberta Brinson Moore ’84
Community Advocate
The Randal D. Simmons Outreach Foundation
Los Angeles, CA

Harold Brooks ’70
Global Community Resilience
Oakland, CA

Jerome Carter ’86
Inspiration 52
Long Beach, CA

Adrianne Chivers ’07 
Manager, Alumni Affairs
The American Film Institute
Los Angeles, CA

Kedric Dines ’86
Senior Vice President
Mizuho Bank, Ltd.
Englewood Cliffs, NJ

Torey Favarote ’95
Attorney at Law
Gleason & Favarote LLP
Long Beach, CA

Darryll Harrison ’00
Vice President, Global Technology Communications
General Motors Corp.
Long Beach, CA


Member of LMU Board of Regents

A. Robbie Lee ’04
Executive Consultant
Synergies Redefined
Los Angeles, CA

Teri Owens ’85
Sr. Tech Business Developer, Strategic Merchant Development
Amazon Payment Services
Los Angeles, CA

Christopher Pearson ’06
SVP, Development Planning & Gov Affairs
Hudson Pacific Properties
Los Angeles, CA

Karen Pointer ’84
Lerman & Pointer LLP
Los Angeles, CA

Muammar Q. Reed ’07, J.D. ’10
Reed & Garcia Law, P.C
Los Angeles, CA

Erithe Smith ’79
United States Bankruptcy Court
Santa Ana, CA

Robert Turner
Sr. Director, Diversity Business Development
En Pointe Technologies
Las Vegas, NV

Rosemary Turner ’84
Retired President
Las Vegas, NV

La Shawn Witt ’98, Ed.D. ’01
President and CEO
Divine Diva Events
Inglewood, CA


Get Social

Follow the African American Alumni Association on Facebook and Instagram.

Check out the LMU Alumni Association's Flickr albums to view photos from recent events.


Support AAAA's scholarship recipients by making a gift to the African American Alumni Association Scholarship Fund. Make a gift online.

Contact Us

Lisha K.M. McGrue
Senior Director for Alumni and Family Engagement 

Phone: 310.338.3065

Mailing Address

Loyola Marymount University
1 LMU Drive, Suite 2800
Los Angeles, CA 90045

LMU AAAA Ambassador Ra’Kenna Lucky ’08
Learn more about why Ra’Kenna Joseph Luckey ’08 loves staying connected with LMU by serving as an AAAA Ambassador!