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.
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.
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 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.