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Black Alumni Council (BAC)

USC Black Alumni Council Representatives

Jasmine Taylor — Executive Director

Chris Baccus – Faculty/Counselor, Santa Monica College
Danny Bakewell Jr. – COO, The Bakewell Companies
Ian Chestnut – CEO, IVC Productions, Inc.
Donald Dean -Sr. Area Business Leader, Novartis
Ron Evans – VP, Network Engineering
Stephanie Farmer – Consultant, Anthem, Inc.
Terri Holoman – CEO, FAITH by terri lynn
Justin Lacey – Wealth Manager, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
Debra Langford – Executive Director, Advancing Black Pathways, JP Morgan Chase
Sharoni Little – Head of Global Inclusion, Creative Arts Agency
Kerman Maddox – Managing Partner, Dakota Communications
Deborah Pattillo – CEO, DP Consulting
Reginald Roberts Esq. – Partner, Sanders Roberts LLP
Kathryn M. Shirley – CPA/MBT, World Management Solutions, Inc.
Simeon Stewart II – CEO, Stewart Manhattan, Inc.
Kyle Webb – CFO, Webb Family Enterprises, Inc. — INTERIM CHAIR
Anthony Williams – VP, Smart Utility Systems, Inc.

BAC Corporate Advisory

Donovan Green – Regional Manager, AT&T
Raphael Henderson – VP, Gen’l Banking, Wells Fargo. (USCAA Board of Governors)
Kiesha Nix – Executive Director, LA Lakers Foundation

BAC Honorary Advisory

Sydney Kamlager-Dove – Assemblymember, District 54, State of CA
Reginald Jones-Sawyer Sr -. Assemblymember, District 59, State of CA
John Kennedy – Vice Mayor, Pasadena, CA
Reginald Lathan – CEO, ChemTrans, Inc.
Rev. Cecil Murray  – Tansey Chair, USC School of Religion

About the Council

The USC Black Alumni Association Advisory Council (BAC) was established in 2010. The BAC’s mission is to support the overall advancement of the Black Alumni Association (BAA) by engaging all black alumni for life, building a culture of belonging for both students and alumni, cultivating philanthropy to ensure a lasting legacy among the Black Trojan Family, and being the representative voice for all black USC alumni.

The BAC seeks to sustain the BAA as a standard-bearer for academic excellence and achievement for its alumni and students, through partnerships with the academic community, alumni networks, corporate and civic relationships in support of student matriculation, scholarship growth and donor cultivation.

  • Reach out to serve and engage all alumni, lifelong and worldwide
  • Connect alumni to each other and the University through effective communication, programs and events
  • Facilitate a high level of volunteerism so that the Black Alumni Association and the University benefit from members’ diverse interests, talents and backgrounds
  • Encourage investment and support for the University in its successful pursuit of international excellence in teaching, research and service
  • Celebrate the rich history of USC through building upon the best of our traditions and accomplishments

Joining the Council

Types of Membership

Selection Criteria

Member Roles and Responsibilities

Core Values and Principles