USC Alumni Leadership Conference
Fight Onward!

Friday, September 6, 2019
University Park Campus

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

Each 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, regional alumni groups, and alumnae groups.

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Friday, September 6, 2019

University Park Campus

The complete schedule will be announced in July.  

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Registration and Breakfast  

9:00 – 9:30 a.m.
Conference Welcome                                                                                                         

9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Programming: TBD

12:15 – 1:45 p.m.

2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Programming: TBD

4:00 – 4:45 p.m.
Networking Reception                                                           

5:00 p.m.
Pep Rally (optional)

The 2019 conference speakers will be announced in July.


Patrick E. Auerbach EdD ’08

Associate Senior Vice President for Alumni Relations, University of Southern California

Patrick Auerbach was named associate senior vice president for alumni relations in July 2013, and is responsible for managing all operations of the USC Alumni Association, and serving as the university’s primary representative to its alumni. He advances USC’s mission by developing and implementing programs, events and services to engage the Trojan Family’s diverse alumni constituency of more than 400,000 and also works closely with the USC Alumni Association Board of Governors. As part of his senior management role in University Advancement, Auerbach also supervises the USC Associates, the university’s 2,500-member premier academic support group.

Auerbach has been with the USC Alumni Association since January 2008, and initially joined the Trojan Family in July 2000, when USC Athletics hired him as director of women’s basketball operations & marketing. In this position, Auerbach managed all team operations, directed marketing and ticket sales initiatives, and supported local USC community outreach projects.

Auerbach currently serves on USC’s University Convocations Committee and the USC Hillel Board of Directors, and is a former member of the NCAA Women’s Final Four Media Coordination Committee. He also serves on the Executive Committee of the Association of Private College and University Alumni Directors and is an active member of the Council of Alumni Association Executives and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education.

Auerbach earned his BA in sociology from UCLA in 1992, his MS in sports administration from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 1994, and his EdD from the USC Rossier School of Education in 2008.

The 2019 session topics will be announced in July.

2018 Alumni Leadership Conference
Photos from the
2018 USC Alumni Leadership Conference

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