USC Alumni Leadership Conference
Rising to the Challenge

September 11, 2020

On September 11, USC volunteer leaders from around the world are invited to participate in discussions with the university’s senior leadership, as well as sessions focusing on leadership development and the groundbreaking research being conducted by our faculty and students.

Every year, the USC Alumni Leadership Conference brings together volunteer leaders from across the university and around the world — including representatives from the USC Alumni Association Board of Governors, the Council for Opportunity and Regional Engagement, USC School and Athletics boards, multi-cultural alumni associations, industry and affinity networks, alumni groups and regional programs — to hear briefings by senior university officials, meet and network with fellow Trojan leaders, and learn and share best practices.

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Deadline for online registration is September 5th.

Friday, September 11, 2020

9:15 – 9:50 a.m.
Pre-Conference Networking Breakouts

10:00 – 10:10 a.m.
Conference Welcome featuring John Iino JD ’87 and Patrick E. Auerbach EdD ’08

10:10- 11:00 a.m.
University Remarks by USC President Carol L. Folt

11:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Athletic Compliance Reminder featuring Scott Simon ’07, MEd ’13

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Volunteer Recognition Awards

1:00 – 1:15 p.m.

1:15 – 2:15 p.m.
USC’s Academic Leaders Rising to the Challenge featuring
Provost Charles Zukoski, USC Deans Geoff Garrett (Marshall),
Sarah Gehlert (Dworak-Peck) and Pedro Noguera (Rossier)

2:15 – 2:25 p.m.

2:25 – 3:05 p.m.
Diversity and Leadership: Developing Your Leadership Pipeline featuring
Renata Simril MRED ’99, President and CEO, LA84 Foundation

3:05 – 3:25 p.m.
USC Athletics Update featuring Mike Bohn

3:25 – 3:30 p.m.
Closing Remarks by John Iino and Patrick E. Auerbach

3:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Post-Conference Networking/Community Rooms


Dr. Carol L. Folt
University of Southern California

John Iino

John Iino JD ’87
USC Alumni Association Board of Governors

Patrick Auerbach

Patrick E. Auerbach EdD ’08
Associate Senior Vice President for Alumni Relations
University of Southern California

Scott Simon

Scott Simon ’07 MEd ’13
Associate Vice President, Office of Athletic Compliance

USC Provost Chip Zukoski poses for a portrait Thursday, Oct 3, 2019. (USC Photo/Gus Ruelas)

Charles F. Zukoski
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Geoff Garrett 3

Geoff Garrett
Dean, USC Marshall School of Business

Sara Gehlert

Sarah Gehlert
Dean, USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Pedro Noguero

Pedro Noguera
Dean, USC Rossier School of Education

Renata Simril

Renata Simril MRED ’99
President and CEO, LA84 Foundation

Mike Bohn

Mike Bohn
Director of Athletics

2019 USC Alumni Leadership Conference
2019 Alumni Leadership Conference

If you are looking for information about the Volunteer Recognition Awards, click here.