Search Advisory Committee for the New Dean of the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy 

I am pleased to announce that we have appointed a search advisory committee to identify and recruit the next dean to lead the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy. The search advisory committee will be co-chaired by Pedro Noguera, Dean of USC Rossier School of Education, and Robin Romans, Associate Vice Provost. The complete…

A message from the Provost on the Price School of Public Policy

Dear Price Faculty, Staff, and Students, I write to share the exciting news that our colleague, Dr. Dana Goldman, Dean of the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy, will be transitioning into a new role to serve as Director of the Schaeffer Institute and Special Advisor to the Provost beginning July 1, 2024. It…

Announcing Franita Tolson as Dean of the USC Gould School of Law

On behalf of President Folt, I am excited to announce that Franita Tolson has been appointed as the new dean of the USC Gould School of Law, effective April 1, 2024. Dean Tolson will hold the Carl Mason Franklin Chair in Law. Serving as interim dean since July 1, 2023, Dean Tolson is the first…

Announcing Brett Steele as Dean of the USC School of Architecture

USC will welcome Brett Steele as dean of the USC School of Architecture, effective February 1, 2024. Dean Steele will hold the Della & Harry MacDonald Dean’s Chair in Architecture.

Search Advisory Committee for the New Dean of the USC Gould School of Law

I am pleased to announce that we have appointed a search advisory committee to identify
and recruit the next dean to lead the USC School of Architecture.

Announcing Dr. Melissa Just as Dean of the USC Libraries

On behalf of President Folt, I am pleased to announce that we will welcome Dr. Melissa Just as dean of the USC Libraries, effective November 27, 2023. Dr. Just will hold the Valerie and Ronald Sugar Dean’s Chair while she serves as the USC Libraries dean.

Nominations Requested Dean Search Advisory Committee for the USC Gould School of Law

Dear Gould School of Law Community,

We are beginning the process of assembling the search advisory committee that will identify and recruit the next dean of the law school. I seek your nominations of Gould faculty and staff who should serve on this committee.

School of Architecture Search Update

Dear USC School of Architecture Community, We are deeply appreciative of your contributions to the search for the next dean of the USC School of Architecture, including the search advisory committee members, everyone who joined the candidate forums, and all of you who have sent us thoughtful comments and feedback. I am writing today to…

Libraries Search Update

Dear USC Libraries colleagues, This past April, a selection of candidates for the USC Libraries dean search had an opportunity to engage with you, other deans on campus, and the senior leadership. I thank each of you who provided your feedback on these candidates, as it has been very helpful to me to hear your…

School of Architecture Search Update

Dear USC School of Architecture Community, We are deeply appreciative of your contributions to the search for the next dean of the USC School of Architecture, including the search advisory committee members, everyone who joined the candidate forums, and all of you who have sent us thoughtful comments and feedback. I am writing today to…

USC Libraries Position Profile

Below, you’ll find a Position Profile for the USC Libraries.

USC Libraries Update 01/26

We write to provide an update regarding the search process for the Dean of the USC Libraries.

The search advisory committee has finalized the position profile, and it is attached here. This is a public document, so feel free to share with your networks broadly.

Announcing Jason King as Dean of USC Thornton

On behalf of President Folt, I am pleased to announce that we will welcome Dr. Jason King as Dean of the USC Thornton School of Music, effective July 1, 2023.

USC Libraries Update 01/20

Dear USC colleagues, we, as chairs of the search advisory committee for the USC Libraries search, write to provide an update regarding the search process.

Dates and Times for Thornton Dean Candidate Visits

I am pleased to share that after a thorough and expansive process, our search for the next dean of the USC Thornton School of Music has been narrowed to three finalists.

School of Architecture Position Specification

Below, you’ll find a Position Specification Document for the USC School of Architecture.

Nominations for School of Architecture

USC has retained Ilene H. Nagel, Steven R. Lerman, and Charles E. Kaler of Education Executives, LLC to assist with this search

Search Advisory Committee for the New Dean of the School of Architecture

I am pleased to announce that we have appointed a search advisory committee to identify
and recruit the next dean to lead the USC School of Architecture.

Search for the New Dean of USC Libraries

I am pleased to announce that we have appointed a search advisory committee to identify and recruit the next leader to guide the USC Libraries.

Next Steps on Leadership Transition – USC Libraries

Thank you for your nominations and feedback as we prepare our search for the next leader of the USC Libraries. Thanks to your contributions, we have begun to assemble the USC Libraries Search Advisory Committee.

Introducing Julia M. Ritter as Dean of the USC Kaufman School of Dance

On behalf of President Folt, I am pleased to announce that we will welcome Dr. Julia M. Ritter as dean of the USC Kaufman School of Dance, effective July 1, 2022.

Dean Search Update – USC Thornton School of Music

We are deeply appreciative of your contributions to the search for the next dean of the USC Thornton School of Music, including the search advisory committee members, everyone who joined the candidate forums, and all of you who have sent us thoughtful comments.

Dean Search for the Thornton School of Music Dance – Next Steps

I am pleased to share with you that the search for the next dean of the USC Thornton School of Music is now entering its final stages. Over the last several months, the Search Advisory Committee has conducted an exhaustive and thorough search.

Dean Search for the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance – Next Steps

I am pleased to share with you that the search for the next dean of the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance is now entering its final stages. Over the last several months, the Search Advisory Committee has conducted an exhaustive and thorough search.

Next Steps on Leadership Transition – School of Architecture

We appreciate your nominations and feedback as we prepare our search for the next dean of the USC School of Architecture. Thanks to your contributions, we have begun to assemble the Search Advisory Committee.

Announcing Dr. Carolyn C. Meltzer as Dean of the Keck School of Medicine of USC

On behalf of President Folt, we are pleased to announce that Dr. Carolyn C. Meltzer has been named as the new dean of the Keck School of Medicine of USC and will hold the May S. and John H. Hooval Dean’s Chair in Medicine. She is the ideal choice to join our leadership team, and will build on the Keck School of Medicine’s formidable achievements, and take the school’s research, education, clinical care, and community engagement efforts to the next level. Dr. Meltzer will join USC on March 1, 2022.

Search for the New Dean of the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance

I am pleased to announce that we have appointed a search committee to identify and recruit the next dean to lead the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance. The search committee will be co-chaired by Pedro Noguera, Dean, Rossier School of Education, and Elizabeth Graddy, Executive Vice Provost. The committee roster follows this memo.

Dean Search for the Keck School of Medicine of USC – Next Steps

We are pleased to share with you that the search for the next dean of the Keck School of Medicine of USC is now entering its final stages. Over the last several months, the Search Advisory Committee has conducted an exhaustive and thorough search.

Future Transition at the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance

Dean Rob Cutietta has shared his decision with me to step down as dean of the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance at the end of the academic year, effective June 30, 2022. I am grateful that he will remain this year to continue to lead USC Kaufman, as he has since the school opened in 2015. He also will step down as dean of the USC Thornton School of Music, which he has led for the past 19 years.

Announcing Dana Goldman as Dean of the USC Price School of Public Policy

On behalf of President Folt, I am pleased to announce that Dr. Dana Goldman has been appointed as dean of the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy. Dr. Goldman will hold the C. Erwin and Ione L. Piper Dean’s Chair. He has served as interim dean of the Price School since July 1, 2020.

Introducing Thanassis Rikakis as Dean of the USC Iovine and Young Academy

On behalf of President Folt, I am pleased to announce that we will welcome Dr. Thanassis Rikakis as dean of the USC Iovine and Young Academy for Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation, effective August 23, 2021.

Search for the New Dean of the Keck School of Medicine of USC

We are pleased to announce that we have appointed a search committee to identify and recruit the next dean to lead the Keck School of Medicine of USC. We will be co-chairing the committee and the complete roster follows this memo.

Dean Search for the USC Price School of Public Policy – Next Steps

I am pleased to share with you that the search for the next dean of the USC Price School is now entering its final stages. Over the last several months, the Search Advisory Committee has conducted an exhaustive and thorough search.

Dean Search for the USC Iovine and Young Academy – Next Steps

I am pleased to share with you that the search for the next dean of the USC Iovine and Young Academy is now entering its final stages. Over the last several months, the Search Advisory Committee has conducted an exhaustive and thorough search.

Introducing Emily Roxworthy as Dean of the USC School of Dramatic Arts

Dr. Roxworthy comes to us from UC San Diego where she is currently Associate Dean of UCSD’s Graduate Division, responsible for the recruitment, retention, and professional development of UCSD’s 7,000 graduate students. 

USC School of Dramatic Arts Position and Candidate Specification

The University of Southern California School of Dramatic Arts (USC SDA) seeks a dynamic, inspiring, collaborative and progressive Dean who is passionate about the performing arts and the power of theatrical storytelling, to expand upon USC SDA’s mission of preparing and empowering a diverse generation of artists, actors, writers, creators, industry professionals and entrepreneurs.

Iovine and Young Academy Dean Position and Candidate Specification

Reporting to the Provost, the Dean will be responsible for strengthening existing programs and further developing the capacity of the Academy, including facilitating broader collaboration and synergies across USC.

Public Policy Dean Leadership Profile

The University of Southern California invites applications and nominations for the next Dean of its Sol Price School of Public Policy. Reporting directly to Provost Charles Zukoski, the Dean serves as the chief academic and administrative officer of the School and is essential in guiding its future.

Dean Search for the USC School of Dramatic Arts – Next Steps

I am pleased to share with you that the search for the next dean of the USC School of Dramatic Arts is now entering its final stages. Over the last several months, the Search Advisory Committee has conducted an exhaustive and thorough search.

Search for the New Dean of the USC Iovine and Young Academy

I am pleased to announce that we have appointed a search committee to identify and recruit the next dean to lead the USC Iovine and Young Academy. The search committee will be co-chaired by Willow Bay, Dean, Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, and Elizabeth Graddy, Executive Vice Provost. The committee roster follows this memo.

Search for the New Dean of the Price School of Public Policy

I am pleased to announce that we have appointed a search committee to identify and recruit the next dean to lead the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy. The search committee will be chaired by Andrew Guzman, Dean of the USC Gould School of Law. The complete roster follows this memo.

Search for the New Dean of the School of Dramatic Arts

I am pleased to write to you today to let you know about the appointment of an advisory search committee to identify and recruit exceptional candidates for the next dean of the USC School of Dramatic Arts. Elizabeth Graddy, Executive Vice Provost, and Haven Lin-Kirk, Dean of the USC Roski School of Art and Design, will co-chair the committee. The complete roster follows this memo.

Introducing Pedro Noguera as Dean of the USC Rossier School of Education

On behalf of President Folt, I am very pleased to announce that Dr. Pedro Noguera will be joining our community as dean of the USC Rossier School of Education, effective July 1, 2020.

USC Rossier School of Education Dean Leadership Profile

The dean is the chief executive and academic officer for the school and has overall responsibility for defining the school’s strategic priorities, developed in concert with the school’s faculty; maintaining and supporting a faculty of national and international excellence and educational and research programs of the highest quality; attracting superb students; facilitating connections between theory, research and practice; forging academic links with other schools within the university and effective partnerships with educational bodies and other organizations in Los Angeles and beyond

Dean Search for the USC Rossier School of Education

On behalf of President Folt, I am writing to announce the appointment of a search committee to identify and recruit outstanding candidates for the next dean of the USC Rossier School of Education. As you know, Karen Gallagher has elected to step down as dean at the end of the academic year, having led the school through a number of notable achievements, including transforming degree programs and forming strong education partnerships with the community

Transitions at USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

I am pleased to announce that Marilyn L. Flynn, who has served USC for 21 years as dean of the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, has accepted the role of Special Advisor in the Office of the Provost, effective July 1, 2018.

Introducing Geoffrey Garrett as Dean of the USC Marshall School of Business

On behalf of President Wanda Austin and President-elect Carol L. Folt, I am extremely pleased to announce that Dr. Geoffrey Garrett will serve as the next dean of the USC Marshall School of Business.

New Interim Dean for the Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

On behalf of President Wanda Austin and President-elect Carol Folt, I am pleased to announce that Suzanne Wenzel has agreed to serve as Interim Dean of the Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, effective July 1, 2019.

Next year’s transition at the USC Rossier School of Education

I write to inform you that Dean Karen Gallagher has shared with me her decision to step down as dean at the end of the academic year, effective on June 30, 2020. I am so grateful that she will remain this year to continue to skillfully lead USC Rossier, as she has for the last 19 years.

USC Marshall School of Business Listening Sessions

We are pleased to invite you to join members of the Faculty Advisory Search Committee and the Special Advisors to the Provost to share your thoughts about the qualities, values, and experience you hope to see in the next Dean of the USC Marshall School of Business

Provost Memorandum: Search for the next dean of the USC Marshall School of Business

On behalf of President Wanda Austin, I write to announce the search for the new dean of the USC Marshall School of Business.

Dean Search for the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

On behalf of President Austin, I am writing to announce the appointment of a search committee to identify and recruit outstanding candidates for the next dean of the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work.  Elizabeth Graddy, Vice Provost for Academic and Faculty Affairs, and Pinchas Cohen, Dean of the Leonard Davis School of Gerontology, will co-chair the committee.  Appointed after consultation with the school’s faculty council, the search committee roster accompanies this memorandum.

Appointment of Haven Lin-Kirk as Dean of the USC Roski School of Art and Design

On behalf of President Nikias, I am pleased to announce the appointment of Haven Lin-Kirk as dean of the USC Roski School of Art and Design, effective July 1, 2018.