Inclusive Excellence at UofSC

Monday, August 30, 2021
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM


To attend the webinar, log-in as a guest at This is a Blackboard Collaborate Session.


The webinar starts at 11:00 a.m. and we kindly request participants to enter the webinar at least 15 minutes prior to the start time and no later than 11:05 a.m. 


Inclusive Excellence at UofSC is a webinar ONLY – please do not come to the CTE office.


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 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 workshop is a required workshop for the Teaching Towards Inclusive Excellence certificate of completion.


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Participants must attend a workshop in its entirety to receive credit for the workshop in their training records. Late arrival and/or early exit from a workshop invalidates receiving credit. If technology issues require rescheduling of a workshop, participants must attend the workshop at the rescheduled time to receive credit. These policies apply to all CTE workshops/events, including workshops that qualify as requirements/electives for a certificate of completion.


Maria Hickman
Senior Associate AD/Academics & Student Development
Dodie Anderson Academic Enrichment Services

Maria Hickman is the Senior Associate Athletics Director for Academics and Student Development. She has overseen the academic staff in the Dodie Anderson Academic Center and the daily academic and life skill operation for all student-athletes since January 1, 2013. Under Hickman's leadership the athletics department has experienced record-setting grade-point averages for its student-athletes and continues to lead the SEC with the number of student-athletes named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll. Student-athlete participation in community service has increased significantly.

Prior to South Carolina, Hickman worked at the University of Richmond from 2005-2007, where she served as an Academic Coordinator with the football, baseball, field hockey and lacrosse teams and Life Skills Coordinator. Before that, she worked as a graduate assistant at the University of Louisville while earning her master's degree in sport administration. A native of Statesville, N.C., Hickman graduated from Mars Hill College with a dual degree in business administration and sports management.

Mary Horton
Associate Dean of Administrative Services
Diversity, Inclusion and Equity
University Libraries


Mary Horton is the University Libraries’ Assistant Dean of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Grants and Budget Analysis. Horton received her BA and MSLS from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and her MBA from Mercer University in Macon, Georgia. Before coming to the University of South Carolina, Horton held several positions at Mercer University and Wake Forest University. She has been active in local and national library professional organizations, having served in such positions as Chair of the South Carolina Library Association’s College and University Section and as a member of the Association for College and Research Libraries Bylaws Committee. Horton is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Beta Phi Mu.