With this New Year comes new beginnings, including the next phase of the Culture Journey at USC.
On behalf of President Folt, I am delighted to announce that Dr. Sarah Gehlert will be joining our community as the dean of the Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, effective April 15.
On behalf of President Carol L. Folt, I am pleased to announce the appointment of Maja Matarić as Interim Vice President of Research, effective January 1, 2020.
We are proud to announce the Fourth Annual Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Awareness Week (DEI Week), scheduled for March 2-6, 2020. Our theme this year is Climate Change in 20/20: Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at USC.
We are beginning our search for the new Vice President of Enrollment Management. This position plays a vital role in ensuring that we continue to build a supported, inclusive community of high-achieving students.
I am pleased to announce that Beth Shuster will serve as chief of staff for the Office of the Provost. Beth is partnering with me to advance our new initiatives and support the strategic vision of the university.
I know that you will join us to ensure we have a safe, healthy, caring community. Thank you for all that you do for the entire university.
If you haven’t taken the poll, we would be grateful if you would do so before the November 3rd deadline. This is a short survey, but it will leave a long legacy.
Dr. Katharine Harrington, our Vice President of Admissions and Planning, will be stepping down from her position, effective June 30, 2020.
I encourage each member of the USC community to nominate distinguished individuals worthy to receive an honorary degree, our university’s highest external honor, awarded to recognize extraordinary accomplishments in any field.