Keynote Speaker – Scholarship Masquerade Ball: Peoria Mayor Dr. Rita Ali

BUBAA is excited to announce Dr. Rita Ali as the Keynote Speaker of the 2022 BUBAA Reunion. Dr. Ali earned her master’s degree in Education Administration from Bradley University in 1992 and was the former Director of Multicultural Student Services.

Throughout her career, Dr. Ali has held various positions in education and made strides to improve the lives of residents in Peoria; most recently she was appointed as the first woman and African-American Mayor of Peoria.

Dr. Ali continues to design and implement education and training programs as well as take lead on numerous student retention, employment and diversity initiatives.