Black Male Leadership Initiative




6th-Fellow Gabriel Espinal Birthday

11th-Classes Start

15th-16th-Spring Retreat

18th-MLK Holiday 

23rd-Fellow Marcus Mills Birthday

26th-Fellow Camron Gales Birthday

28th-Fellow Daniel Haggerty Birthday


BMLI Overall GPA

Fall 2019: 2.89

Spring 2020: 2.90

Summer 2020: 2.98

Fall 2020: 2.99

Spring 2021: 2.98

About the Black Male Leadership Initiative

The BMLI Fellows Program is designed to improve the retention, graduation and participation rates for black male students through mentoring, leadership development and academic support, while connecting these students with faculty, staff and the campus community.



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BMLI Facts

BMLI 2019-2020 Data:

Avg. BMLI Fellow retention rate of 79%

Avg. LSU Black Male retention rate: 42.1%

Avg. BMLI Fellow graduation rate of 73%

Avg. LSU Black Male graduation rate: 30%

BMLI has produced men who are now:

McNair Scholars, Graduate Students, Medical Students, Law Students, Deloitte Representatives, Teachers, CEO's, & Engineers

Data provided in partnership with LSU's Director of Institutional Research/Office of Budget and Planning