In September of 2016, Dr. Patricia Telles-Irvin, Vice President for Student Affairs, formed the Black House Feasibility Study Steering Committee. The charge to the group was to work with the newly-hired architect team from Moody-Nolan on the feasibility study. The Steering Committee will incorporate feedback from the Listening Sessions, the recommendations from the Black House Facility Review Committee, and information from the Black Student Experience Task Force report, along with additional feedback from key stakeholders, to determine the program, cost, and approach to any proposed renovation of The Black House.

This team, under the leadership of Dr. Lesley-Ann Brown-Henderson, Executive Director of Campus Inclusion and Community, and Dr. Julie Payne-Kirchmeier, Associate Vice President and Chief of Staff, is charged with implementing this process, and to have a final report ready for Dr. Telles-Irvin by February 28, 2017.