Inclusive Excellence at UofSC

Tuesday, January 19, 2021
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM


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


The webinar starts at 1:15 p.m. and we kindly request participants to enter the webinar at least 15 minutes prior to the start time and no later than 1:20 p.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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If you have an existing training account with the Division of Human Resources, Office of Organizational and Professional Development, you do not need to create an account. You can login using your HR training username and password. By logging in to register for CTE events, your complete training record for both CTE and HR trainings will be available with a single account and login.


Kay Banks
Clinical Associate Professor
Assistant Dean for Student Affairs and Diversity

South Carolina Honors College

Kay Banks is Clinical Associate Professor and Assistant Dean for Student Affairs and Diversity. As an administrator in the Honors College, she oversees Honors advisement, the senior thesis requirement and advises the Black Honors Caucus. In her faculty role, she teaches courses related to her research on social capital, social networks and upward mobility. Recently she taught a class on social capital for the Honors College in Rome, Italy and has presented her research at national and international conferences. Her favorite roles in the Honors College are working directly with students as an academic advisor and discussing senior thesis ideas. Banks' professional background is diverse, combining 15 years as an experienced leader in higher education with a strong expertise in academic and student affairs. When she is not spending time with students, Kay is either volunteering in the community or spending time with her daughter, planning their next adventure. 

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.