As President of the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) - UIUC Chapter, I would like to welcome you to our website. On campus, our chapter has laid the foundation for student professionalism and future organizations focused on students of color since 1983. Unlike our name suggests, we invite students of every major, career path and background to join our pursuit of professional advancement. Today, NABA - UIUC Chapter remains the longest serving organization for minority business students at the University of Illinois; with a proud legacy of providing quality programming and services throughout the campus community. Our members are our family, and our mission is simple: Create opportunities. Whether this is through professional development sessions, company presentations or social/networking events; we do everything in our power to put our family in the best position for success.

Although these may be troubling times, our Exectutive Board is dedicated to ensuring our members have the utmost exposure to the professional world. All while being mindful of the value they add to any and all teams they are a part of. Our lives, opinions, and voices matter. Now and Forever.


Please take the time to check out our upcoming events. If you have any questions or comments, please send us an email and we will respond shortly.

Come join the NABA - UIUC Family



Mark Cruse, President


The exec-board


Mark Cruse


Major: Supply Chain Management & Info Systems

Year: Sophomore

Hometown: Flossmoor, IL


Jalen Gray

Internal Vice-President

Major: Business Exploring

Year: Sophomore

Hometown: Joliet, IL


Rino Veljacic

External Vice-President

Major: Political Science & Economics

Year: Sophomore

Hometown: Chicago, IL

Courtney Newsome



Lexi Boykin

Networking Chair

Major: Accounting

Year: Sophomore

Hometown: Edwardsville, IL


Jasmine Robinson

Marketing Chair

Major: Accounting

Year: Junior

Hometown: Hoffman Estates, IL

Major: Supply Chain Management & Marketing

Year: Sophomore

Hometown: Lebanon, IL

David Bonsu


Major: Consumer Economics & Finance

Year: Junior

Hometown: Chicago, IL

Ava Childers

Fundraising & Philanthropy Chair

Major: Accounting

Year: Sophomore

Hometown: Chicago, IL

Sydney Ugwu

 Alumni Relations Chair

Major: Finance

Year: Sophomore

Hometown: Gurnee, IL

Zhara Trott

Vice-Chair of Professional Development

Major: Finance & Accounting

Year: Sophomore

Hometown: Palatine, IL

Daeja Anderson

Compliance Chair

Major: Finance

Year: Sophomore

Hometown: Hanover Park, IL

Keiasia Morris

 High School Outreach Chair

Major: Business Exploring

Year: Sophomore

Hometown: Harvey, IL