Inclusive Excellence at USC

Tuesday, April 11, 2023
10:05 AM - 11:20 AM


Center for Teaching Excellence
Thomas Cooper Library, Room L511

This session is being delivered in a face-to-face format. You'll need to come to the offices of the Center for Teaching Excellence to attend. There is not a virtual option available to attend this presentation.


Come develop a deeper understanding of inclusive excellence and why it is central not only to how we prepare students to lead, but also to how we engage all members of our USC community. Learn about the ways in which the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion seeks to operationalize inclusive excellence, as well as how we intend to use our equity and inclusion strategy to track the University’s effectiveness in four primary areas: compositional diversity, achievement, engagement and inclusion.


This is a required session for a certificate of completion in Teaching Towards Inclusive Excellence.


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Adonis Sporty Jeralds
Assistant Dean of Diversity and Inclusion
Senior Clinical Instructor
Sport and Entertainment Management
College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management


Adonis “Sporty” Jeralds started a career in public assembly facilities management at the Hampton Virginia Coliseum in 1983. In 1988, he accepted a position at the Charlotte Coliseum as assistant manager. In 1990, he became manager of the Charlotte Coliseum, a position he held for 15 years. He is a certified venues executive — one of only 300 in the world. In his career, he has coordinated such internationally recognized events as the Men’s and Women’s Final Four, the NBA All-Star Game, and visits by Mother Teresa and the Rolling Stones. He is a full-time senior clinical instructor at the University of South Carolina and also works with the Charlotte Hornets in their community relations department.

Jeralds attended Guilford College and graduated with a degree in criminal justice. Jeralds holds a master’s degree from UNC Chapel Hill in public administration and a second master's degree in Sports Management from the University of Massachusetts.

Jeralds is the author of four highly successful books, The Champion In You, Let Your Light Shine, Follow The Bouncing Ball and From The Locker Room To The Classroom. He also co-authored Public Assembly Venue Management: Sports, Entertainment, Meeting, and Convention Venues.

Mylene Culbreath
Vice Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
College of Arts and Sciences

Mylene Culbreath provides leadership and input to promote academic excellence and operational efficiency, with a focus on enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion. Culbreath directs strategic planning and communication around issues related to optimizing institutional culture, reviews strategic hiring plans at the university and college-wide level, and implements programmatic policy and guidance to encourage engagement within the college and our broader off campus communities.