wwma is named in honor of three outstanding contributors to the african-american experience: carter g. woodson, the father of black history month; daniel h. williams, the black pioneer in the field of heart surgery; and thurgood marshall, the first african-american appointed to the united states supreme court.

The organization’s efforts include the development of strategies for the recruitment and retention of Black faculty and administrators. Members of WWMA also serve as resources for Black students at the University of Miami.
Promoting academic excellence for students and engagement for staff