Annual Provost’s Luncheon honoring 89 recently retired USC Faculty

The Provost hosted a reception and lunch on Wednesday, November 1st, in Town and Gown to celebrate the careers of recently retired USC faculty. Many current and former faculty gathered with friends and family to celebrate and honor the USC faculty whose careers have ranged from 11 years to 53 years of service. Provost Andrew T. Guzman and Executive Vice Provost Kelvin J. A. Davies offered their congratulations and deep appreciation to the retired faculty for their many years of creativity, scholarship, devoted teaching and service to the University. Retired Faculty Association (RFA) President Jerome Walker and Emeriti Center Co-Directors, Janette Brown and Caroline Cicero, welcomed their colleagues to the large and vibrant community of USC retirees. Retired Faculty Association (RFA) Board members encouraged everyone to engage in Trojan Table dinners, the Caldwell Scholarship Program, Intellectual Journeys and many the other opportunities available for the retired faculty, including awards and research stipends, travel, academic and cultural endeavors.

Of note: Kelvin Davies is retiring for the third time! The Center is honored that he has accepted a future role as Senior Advisor for the Emeriti Center.

New Faculty Orientation & Welcome Reception

USC welcomed 100 new faculty this year at New Faculty Orientation! The day was packed with presentations from the Center for Excellence in Teaching, the Office of Research & Innovation, Campus Wellbeing & Education, the USC WorkWell Center, and the Office of Inclusion & Diversity. Executive Vice Provost Kelvin J. A. Davies moderated the program, which included remarks by Provost Andrew T. Guzman and Senior Vice President for Health Affairs, Steven D. Shapiro. The event concluded with a reception where President Carol L. Folt addressed the new faculty, commencing an exciting academic year to come.