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Board of Governors

Board of Governors

The USC Alumni Association Board of Governors is a premier volunteer organization that provides critical advice and support in developing and implementing programs and services of the USC Alumni Association. Members also play important roles as ambassadors, greeting alumni at events and informing them about alumni programs and benefits. Through its committees, the Board of Governors promotes the advancement of the university and engages alumni of all ages and backgrounds. Its members represent each of the USC Alumni Association's major constituent groups as well as all of the major academic units of the university. Members are appointed for one to three-year terms.


Ramona L. Cappello '81
President Elect
Amy Ross PhD '86
Past President
Mitchell Lew '83, MD '87
Associate Senior Vice President for Alumni Relations
Patrick E. Auerbach EdD '08

At-large Members

(Term Ending 2014)
Jenn Buckner '81
Sally Edwards '65
Sean Kearns '97
Marilyn Kezirian '60, MS '62
Skyler Kogachi '95
Jaime Lee '06, JD '09
Mark A. McKinley '69
Todd Moore '93
(Term Ending 2015)
Amir Akhavan '02
Paula Ciaramitaro '85
Jan Moser Dyer '68
Meribeth Farmer '74
Art Gastelum MPA '81
John Iino JD '87
Christine Ofiesh '74
Abdi Sameni DDS '91
(Term Ending 2016)
Bob Clifford '85
Erika Crespo '07
Donald Dean '90
Byron Howard '92
Karla Kraft '96, JD' 99
Rod Nakamoto '83, MBA '94
Ann Marie Occhipinti '86
Glenn Osako '91

Special Appointment

(Term Ending 2014)
Michael Adler '86, MBA '92
Jane Bensussen MA '69
Mark DeAngelis MBA'99
Martin Irani '87, MBA '91
Maria Jones '87
Michael McKeever '98
Richard E. Oswald II '79
Debbie Pattillo '88

Representative Members

Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
Shane Foley '91

Leventhal School of Accounting
Harry McGee MBA '81

School of Architecture
Cory Ticktin '85

Marshall School of Business
Dean Hallett '80

School of Cinematic Arts
Tim Dowling '96

Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism
Ria Carlson '83

Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC
Amir Aalam '05

School of Dramatic Arts
Jessica Bailey '07

Rossier School of Education
Katherine Bihr EdD '05

Viterbi School of Engineering
Timur Taluy '98

Roski School of Fine Arts
Toper Taylor '85

Davis School of Gerontology
Michelle Burgner '07

Gould School of Law
Karen Heilman JD '82

Keck School of Medicine of USC
Greg Harlan MD '00

Thornton School of Music
Teveya Dovbish '98, MBA '07

School of Pharmacy
Joel Hoffman PharmD '61

Price School of Public Policy
Carl Alameda MPA '06

School of Social Work
Mark Spratt MPA/MSW '03

Alumnae Coordinating Council
Dale Harbour Day '83

Asian Pacific Alumni Association
Karen Wong '82, JD '86

Black Alumni Association
William Holland '72, MPA '72, MS '82

Half Century Trojans
Dan Cassidy '59

International Alumni Clubs
Jennifer Ladwig '99

Lambda LGBT Alumni Association
Kevin Notrica '86

Latino Alumni Association
Susan Trigueros '82

Young Alumni Council
Julie Lindeen '08

Intercollegiate Athletics
Barbara Cotler '60

Parents' Association
Larry and Deborah Castro

Undergraduate Student Government
Christian Kurth

Graduate and Professional Student Senate
Melody Shekari

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