Our Staff

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.

The Leadership

Dr. Rosalind Conerly

Dr. Rosalind Conerly is currently the Director of the Center for Black Cultural and Student Affairs at the University of Southern California (USC). She is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Rossier School of Education at USC. Her research is focused on the experiences of scholar practitioners that oversee cultural centers and the role these centers play in assisting students navigate Predominantly White Institutions. Additional interests include engaging with students of color to assist with their professional and identity development and creating and facilitating diversity, equity and inclusion workshops. She also consults with employers to develop effective strategies to attract and recruit marginalized students at elite predominantly white institutions.


Dr. Theo Fowles

Dr. Theo Fowles is  currently the Assistant Director 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.


Student Staff and Volunteers