Bridgette M. Johnson, M.S.
She lives to make a difference, to empower and challenge those around her.
Making a difference not to benefit self, but a difference that will elevate those who have been marginalized and oppressed. She is known as someone who serves as a voice to those who have been silenced and one willing to give up her seat for those who are not at the table and ask, “How can she support the cause.” She realizes perspectives are amongst millions based on environment so she challenges herself and others to look beyond what appears to be the obvious, understanding we see the world not as it is but as we are. She empowers individuals to go beyond their potential and to look at life with a critical eye in order make a difference not be the difference. Bridgette Johnson works towards accomplishing these attributes through her daily personal life as a mother of two girls and as a wife of 23 years. Professionally, she provides this opportunity to college students as the Director of the Black/African American Cultural Center at Colorado State University. Prior to her current job, she served as a Director of a Multicultural Student Affairs Office, an Assistant to the Chancellor for Equity and Diversity, an Admissions Counselor and an avid community advocate for social change through social justice. In her current job, Bridgette is able to provide cultural enriching experiences, academic enhancement and mentoring programs, as well as leadership and professional development opportunities with a team of others. Bridgette also enjoys being in the class teaching while learning herself. Having worked in Higher Education for 23 years, she has found her passion and believes she is working towards achieving work-life integration. Bridgette received her Bachelors of Arts in Communication with a minor in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside and her Masters of Science in Student Personnel Administration in Higher Education from Concordia University-Wisconsin. In 2017 she will begin working on her Doctorate degree.
Bridgette Johnson simply enjoys life, loves reading, taking strolls and spending time with her family and friends. She is not someone you would describe as shy and timid, but lively with a lot of questions – you either love her or... you love her.
Emerald Green, M.A. Higher Education & Student Affairs
Co – Advisor | National Pan-Hellenic Council – Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life
Emerald Green currently serves as the Assistant Director for the Black/African American Cultural Center. With strong roots and family ties in Oakland, California - Emerald comes from the University of California, Berkeley where she served as the Student Conduct Coordinator in Student Conduct and as the Lead Coordinator for Fraternity and Sorority Advising and Leadership Development. Emerald has received a Bachelor of Arts from San Jose State University in Child and Adolescent Development and a Masters in Arts from University of San Francisco in Higher Education and Student Affairs. Emerald is excited about how the position of Assistant Director in B/AACC aligns with her passion. She enjoys executing student-focused programs and services that supports their development and unique potential, inspiring them to be active and socially-just learners, successful graduates, and engaged global citizens. Emerald enjoys watching movies and TV-shows, practicing self- care, listening to music, cooking, eating, spending time with family and Sorority sisters, and being a natural hair enthusiast.