USC Morning Buzz: Alumni Send Letter To Carol Folt

More than 70 USC Alumni Club officials have sent a letter to President Carol Folt opposing the dismantling of all alumni clubs and chapters.

The letter also criticizes the lack of transparency that led to the plan by the USC Alumni Assn., which reportedly did not ask for feedback from the local alumni clubs.

“We believe that the USC Alumni Association did not carefully consider the perspective, morale, and positive contributions to the Trojan Family of those who participate in regional alumni groups,” the letter said. “They also grossly underestimated the breadth and intensity of alumni opposition to dissolving the regional alumni groups.

“Our regional alumni club board members and chapter leaders are among the most active, passionate supporters of USC, who work diligently to fulfill the mission of providing “lifelong and worldwide” connections that the USC Alumni Association pledges to its members. It saddens us that our efforts have been disregarded.”

FULL LETTER IS BELOW:

Dear President Folt,

We thank you for your leadership of the University during these incredibly challenging times. We are Trojans who have been actively involved in USC’s regional alumni network across the United States, writing to express our dismay over the dissolution of the university’s 45 domestic region-based alumni clubs and chapters.

Our alumni groups were left out of the process entirely and were only informed of the changes after the new program strategy was finalized and announced. Our feedback was never sought. It is contrary to every leadership principle to disempower other leaders who share the same mission. Yet, that is exactly what was done and it has disenfranchised thousands of Trojans from their local alumni communities.

The lack of transparency was further compounded by the laissez-faire response from the USC Alumni Association (USCAA) upon hearing the near-unanimous objection from the regional alumni group leaders. We invite you to watch the recording of the Zoom Alumni Town Hall on June 23rd , 2020. The level of frustration and disgust among the nearly 400 alumni in attendance was clear as was the dismissive tone of the USCAA leaders.

We believe that the USCAA did not carefully consider the perspective, morale, and positive contributions to the Trojan Family of those who participate in regional alumni groups. They also grossly underestimated the breadth and intensity of alumni opposition to dissolving the regional alumni groups. This letter represents a small microcosm of the thousands of alumni and other members of the Trojan Family who have already expressed, and will continue to express, their strong negative reactions on social media and other platforms. 

According to the USC Mission Statement: “An extraordinary closeness and willingness to help one another are evident among USC students, alumni, faculty, and staff; indeed, for those within its compass the Trojan Family is a genuinely supportive community. Alumni, trustees, volunteers and friends of USC are essential to this family tradition, providing generous financial support, participating in university governance, and assisting students at every turn.”

Our regional alumni club board members and chapter leaders are among the most active, passionate supporters of USC, who work diligently to fulfill the mission of providing “lifelong and worldwide” connections that the USC Alumni Association pledges to its members. It saddens us that our efforts have been disregarded. We can only hope that alumni morale will recover from this ill-conceived and even more poorly communicated experiment.

On behalf of the signatories, we ask for the following:

  1. Adopt an additive, rather than destructive, approach. We recommend maintaining the existing 45 regional clubs and chapters. This is the standard approach that every major university alumni organization takes. There are no insurmountable barriers to running the new model alongside the existing regional alumni groups. We believe that a solution that is mutually acceptable can be reached.
  2. Provide support for local alumni initiatives to raise awareness and help ensure a more consistent alumni experience across regions. We recognize that differing levels of resources across alumni groups exist, and we appreciate the USCAA’s interest in sharing best practices to help regional alumni groups make improvements in event quality and outreach.
  3. Establish an official feedback mechanism and regular cadence for gathering and sharing insights from each region about what is working well in the new model, and where there may be room for improvement. If there is an issue with a specific regional alumni group, communicate it clearly in a timely manner and collaborate on a solution. Continuing feedback and open dialogue are fundamental for success within any organizational structure.

As Trojans, we Fight On through adversity. We know that we will get through this challenging time together and will always maintain a strong affinity for our beloved University and for the Trojan Family. We look forward to your response and to working together to chart a new path for our regional alumni that will ensure their connection to USC truly is “lifelong and worldwide”.

Thank you again for your efforts and leadership in moving our beloved University forward. Together we can make sure that everyone is included in this process.

Fight On!

54 thoughts on “USC Morning Buzz: Alumni Send Letter To Carol Folt

  1. Folt and the BOT wish to consolidated their new leadership over Clown U. Those 45 alumni groups are being eliminated to forestall any entrenched, organized opposition to Folt’s and the BOT direction of Clown U’s future. Smart move on their part – divide and conquer is sound leadership.

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    1. For once, my Dumb Ass actually agrees with you, except for the “Clown U” reference.. 😂😂. Anywho’s, good morning everyone..hi !! 🖐. Fight On ✌️ Kisses 😘 🌈

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      1. So now we have senileobama the Moderator hijacking other posters handles as well as introducing 2 new sock puppets: the good cop “Toobadsosad”, and the bad cop foul mouthed “rest in peace old biden”. I guess the family sock puppets he used last week didn’t make the grade.

        #bringbackcharliebucket

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      2. 😭So now we have senileobama😭 the Moderator hijacking other posters handles as well as introducing 2 new sock puppets:😭 the good cop “Toobadsosad”, 😭and the bad cop foul mouthed😭 “rest in peace old biden”. I guess the family sock puppets he used last week didn’t make the grade.😭😭. I’m telling my mommy …..Goo Goo Gaga 🍼🍼

        #bring back Pudly76 cocksucker

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      3. gt –I have to confess that I might be getting confused here — does Toobadsosad make sense? Or am I being taken?
        #Toobadsosad:Double/TripleAgent?
        P. S.
        [To Whomever: if Charlie comes back, please make it the Charlie with the sense of fun and the ability to turn a phrase]…..

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    2. One Greek clown runs USC, will do what he wants, when he wants and there’s nothing the Trump weinie licking supporters can do about it.

      In other news…Trump claims he haa added a record number of jobs in one month and his weinie licking supporters believe it.

      The claim

      D.O.L’s Bureau of Labor Statistics reported an amazing, record-setting increase in employment, as 2.5 million jobs were added in the month of May. This was the biggest one-month job increase in recent United States history. The unemployment rate fell to 13.3%, which is still high by historical standards.

      There were no jobs added. What happened was that out of the 40 million Americans that Trump unemployed, 2.5 million of them went back to the jobs they had before Trump screwed up the economy when he screwed the pooch in this COVID-19 mess.

      “The unemployment rate fell to 13.3%”…AHA HA HA HA HA HA!

      Unemployment rate fell to 13.3%? No, it’s still above 20%. Three years in and Trump has the unemployment rate at above 20%.

      President Obama handed Trump an Economic Recovery that included a 4.7% unemployment rate and the idiot Trump screwed it all up. No president in history has ever put over 40 million Americans out of work in less than 2 months the way Trump did.

      And now this clown Trump is trying to tout 2.5 million people of the 40 million Americans he unemployed, who went back to work at the their old jobs…as some great accomplishment.

      LMFAO!!!! You can’t make this shit up!

      And for the record, Trump has set the record on spending, the National Debt is now at $31 Trillion Dollars.

      And Trump’s weinie licking supporters want to give him 4 more years…Oh My Side Hurts From Laughing So Much!

      AHA HA HA HA HA HA! Not going to happen.

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      1. LOL!

        You actually think the labor department makes up statistics like you make up sock puppets.

        AHA HA HA HA HA HA!

        You preachy Lying Libtards told us we don’t need the police and guess what happened? Blacks are getting slaughtered!

        LMFAO!!!! You can’t make this up!

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      2. steveg –Well, there’s Nancy —no, wait — there’s Chuck, uh, sorry — there’s Adam —ooh, my bad —- Kamala — ha, that’d be the day…
        #….Crap.IGuessYou’reRight

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      1. MG, the paramount task of those with the leadership power is to maintain that power at all cost.

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    3. Wise observation. I think you’ve broken the code. I’m sure the open rebellion last year when Helton was retained left deep scars. They don’t want a repeat performance at some controversial point in the future.

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  2. Lmao! Maybe they took their lead from that fucking child molester Trump! But then again Clown U is filled with conservative child molesters. I know the conservative alumni on this blog are cock suckers! Especially 22,67 and that fake ass lawyer. Stop lying to the people you faggots!

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      1. gt –Although I don’t agree with every word you post, I agree with 80% of it (100& when it comes to football). And it looks more and more like the person who feels duty-bound to write rebuttals to everything you post is running out of steam…
        #…AndIdeas…

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  3. Wow T.O is truly unhinged. Has to be one of the most embarrassing posters I’ve seen on any site. Sounds like he understands no one in the schoolyard wants to play with him, so he just sits in the corner like a monkey throwing his crap at everyone wishing for attention.

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  4. Toobadsosad you are a fucking moron you piece of shit! You conservative assholes finally waking up? Too bad so sad I’ve been up for a while! But maybe because we get shit done while you sissy republican faggs just bitch and moan like the cowards you all are.

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    1. Senile Joe supporters senileobama. Owns, Heathcliff Russell and IQ13 agree with Black Lives Matter that whites are sub-humans who must be killed:

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    2. Wow, truly triggered. And no, I’m not one of T.Os fake handles he uses to make himself feel like someone special. Been reading these forums for a while and wanted to see how T.O responds to criticism from a passerby with no dog in this race, and the result: not well.

      Keep sounding like a little child, people here will come around and like you more (that is how your mind works, right?).

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      1. Toobadsosad,
        Anyone who has advanced a position IN PUBLIC to a LIVE AUDIENCE knows that’s NOT “how it works.” On the other hand…..

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  5. Like I said before, I think USC has decided that its (older) alumni can be safely ignored or even gotten rid of. And this shouldn’t surprise anyone. Higher education is a big business, and there are lots of big businesses that look down on the most loyal consumers of their product or service. They try not to say so too loudly or too publicly, nevertheless the sentiment is there.

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    1. Nice post, Sgt. Joe. USC is trying to corporatize everything in sight. In doing that, they not only lose sight of the big picture of what customers want, but may also be unintentionally destroying some of the monetary value they so wish to capture.

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      1. When socialists take over a nation they nationalize as much as they can. The people learn later that they are the big losers. When has centralizing control ever resulted in greater efficiency and transparency? Now the socialist have conquered SC and the first thing they do is get rid of 45 independent voices who all love USC.

        #DurantytoldtheUScentralizedplanningwasworkinggreatunderStalin

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    1. C.L. Max Nikias has kicked the USC alumni clubs to the curb and that’s all there is to it.

      You and the rest of the Trump weinie licking supporters are no match for the Liberal Greek Clown.

      Just give it up, C.L. Max Nikias and laid down the law.

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      1. Pardon my French, I respond to any comment as anti Trump and/or anti Republican and/or anti USC. It’s all I can do after having my penis removed from a vacuum cleaner accident years ago.

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      2. I read about the “vacuum” incident in the Times — and from what I could gather, it was no “accident”…..
        #…..MoreLikeMisguidedAttemptAtSelfPleasuring…
        #tebow:MoreToBePitiedThanCensured

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    1. Pac12 fan – The difference is that at USC the BOT wants Folt to radicalize the University. At UNC she was sent packing by a board that had enough. Folt is not risking anything here.

      Alumni should simply pull all donations and cancel all support and let the school know that Folt is the reason why.

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  6. Tebow your Mama obama loves Black evils lives matter which is a MArXist Political group HATING America. .. wanting to destroy America. .. they are controlled by Brainwashing MarXist… When you keep putting Down Trump it shows how the MarXist controlled you… it is like a CULT…

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  7. Nah, the dems panicked? Tell me it ain’t so.

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    1. Executive orders to send dying covid patients straight into the most vulnerable populations [and the most poorly equipped facilities]? A strategy sure to spread the disease? Doesn’t sound like “panic.”
      #NoOneCanBeThat”Panicky”…..

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    1. This would be sad enough on its own, but the quotes he attributed to the nazi leader weren’t even accurate. Life really is like a box of chocolates.

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      1. This would be sad enough on its own, and the quotes he attributed to the nazi leader are very accurate., and on point. Life really is like a box of chocolates. 😂😂. Hey, I sound just like Forest Gump, we’re both a couple of stupid, Dumb Asses 😂😂 Fight On! ✌️😜

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  8. And in the big apple, shootings are up as the dems try to cut $1B from the PoPo budget…

    “When you take basically half the population of Rikers Island and put it onto the street and then wonder what’s going on, it’s dumbfounding to me,” the police commissioner, Dermot F. Shea, said …”

    https://news.yahoo.com/64-shot-10-dead-spike-121454916.html?soc_src=newsroom&soc_trk=com.apple.UIKit.activity.CopyToPasteboard&.tsrc=newsroom

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      1. He’s just being modest…
        #Bill’sGotItInTheBag….
        [And the people of New York are proud as punch]…..
        #….TheyGotWhatTheyVotedFor

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  9. Nice video clips of the 2008 Trojan defense: Clay Matthews, Cushing, Maualuga, et. al.

    Still not sure why we couldn’t run the ball against Oregon State. 12-1 finish, and #2. Pretty much dismantled every other team. I can’t see Fla. (national champ that year) having much success against Trojan D.

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    1. We were surprised by the amount of physicality Oregon State showed on defense — and we were doubly surprised by the amount of physicality little Jacquizz Rodgers showed on offense (we finally started neck tackling him at the end)…..

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      1. Michael, I remember, he must have been no more than 5’3″….if that. But he had the game of his life against the Trojans. And we couldn’t get the run game going.

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  10. Toobadsosad. Fuck you! If you didn’t want to get talked about then stay on the sideline. If you don’t wanna get knocked out then step in the ring. Passerby? More like passing pussy! Go suck guarino cock some more and shut the hell up! And rest of you clown u conservative homosexuals are just shy racist assholes who don’t know shit about what they talk about. Can’t to watch your team get buried this season and can’t wait to watch your president get buried too.

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    1. Does speaking like a high school dropout and now servicing gas station toilets work as well in the real world as you perceive it does on internet forums, tough guy? The best part of all of this is you’re the only one popping an aneurysm whilst feverishly typing on your keyboard in your parents basement, and think what you say really affects any of the rest of us in some meaningful way.

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  11. Toobadsosad I don’t give a shit about what rather or not you have hurt feelings! If you don’t like the way I talk then shut the fuck up! Yeah I’m a tough guy that will sever your fucking head. Yeah guarino you fake lawyer piece of shit! Talk a big one but you not gonna do shit you little bitch!

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