The Center for Black Cultural and Student Affairs (CBCSA) provides a wide range of support services, programs and activities aimed at the development of both undergraduate and graduate students.
Greedley Harris, III (He/Him/His)
Greedley F. Harris III currently serves as the Center Director for the Center for Black Cultural and Student Affairs. He is a Southern California native that has dedicated his professional career to student success and being an advocate for underrepresented populations. After graduating from UC Santa Barbara with a B.A. in Sociology, he began his professional journey as an Assistant Resident Director in the Housing & Residential Life department. There he was able to oversee the Black Scholars Hall and be an active member of the Santa Barbara campus community. After two developmental years, Greedley migrated to Cal State University, San Bernardino where he served as an Area Coordinator in their Housing & Residential Life department. Greedley was able to serve the diverse student population by creating multiple Living Learning Communities and being an active participant in campus wide initiatives and committees. During this time he earned his M.S. in Education from Cal State University, Fullerton. From there Greedley was lead to UC Riverside where he served as the Assistant Director for Development in Residential Life before transitioning to the Interim Director for African Student Programs. Greedley was able to identify another passion area by now working in Black Cultural Centers. Greedley is extremely excited to be part of the USC Trojan family and build connections with the students, staff, faculty, alumni and community members.
Dr. Theo Fowles (He/Him/His)
Dr. Theo Fowles is currently the Center Supervisor of the Center for Black Cultural and Student Affairs at The University of Southern California. He is a two time Trojan– completing a B.A. in the Critical Studies of Cinema (’05) and most recently defending his doctoral dissertation at the USC Rossier School of Education (’18). His research explores how former foster youth use social media at institutions of higher learning. With a broader interest in learning how to integrate entertainment, social media and academics to create leaders inside and outside of the classroom, he is especially focused on supporting students of color beyond the classroom. A first generation college student, Dr. Fowles was initiated into the Nu Upsilon Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma at USC (Spring 2003), and currently serves as adviser to Brothers Breaking B.R.E.A.D., a Black male collective on campus.