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 USC Alumni Association programs and services. 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 university’s major academic units. Members are appointed for one to three-year terms.

Board of Governors


Jaime Lee ’06, JD ’09

President Elect
Michael A. Felix ’83

Immediate Past President
Rod Y. Nakamoto ’83, MBA ’94

Patti Johnson ’78

Associate Senior Vice President for Alumni Relations
Patrick E. Auerbach EdD ’08

At-Large Members

(Term Ending 2018)
Carl Alameda MPA ’06
Mary Ann Brennan ’94
Paula Ciaramitaro ’85
Carol MacDougall ’82
Clint Sallee ’94
Scott Sternberg MA ’07, MPP ’09
Mark Tanimura ’84
Nadine Watt MA ’94

(Term Ending 2019)
Jules Buenabenta ’87
Bob Clifford ’85
Rigo Diaz ’89
John Iino JD ’87
Chuck Miwa ’87
Annie Occhipinti ’86
Beth Petak-Aaron ’80
Karen Wong ’82

(Term Ending 2020)
Corii Berg ’89
Michael Cooper ’02
Richard Flores ’83
Tom Henkenius ’00
Curtis Jung ’83
Daniel Prince ’00
Melinda Tamkin ’93
Mary Tee ’91

Representative Members

Alumni Organizations

Alumnae Coordinating Council
D’Arcy McLeod ’78

Asian Pacific Alumni Association
Brandon Lew ’86

Black Alumni Association
Lloyd Mckinney ’80

Half Century Trojans
Jim Childs ’61

International Alumni Clubs
Larry Malanga ’80

Lambda LGBT Alumni Association
Michelle Nguyen MBA ’15

Latino Alumni Association
Susan Sifuentes Trigueros ’82

Young Alumni Council
Nerses Aposhian ’14

School Representatives

USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
Meg Palisoc ’96, ME ’98, EdD ’13

USC Leventhal School of Accounting
Phil Pfirrmann ’76, MBA ’77

USC School of Architecture
Michael Hammer ’84

USC Roski School of Art and Design
Janene Ferguson ’72 MPAS ’95

USC Marshall School of Business
Scott Wingate MBA ’99

USC School of Cinematic Arts
Andrew Marlowe MFA ’92

USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism
Caroline Leach MA ’95

Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC
Joseph Simaie DDS ’96

USC School of Dramatic Arts
Tomm Polos ’10

USC Rossier School of Education
Doreen Peterson MAT ’10

USC Viterbi School of Engineering
Michael Sheha MS ’00

USC Davis School of Gerontology
Janet Frank ’76, MS ’79

USC Gould School of Law
Robert Skinner JD ’90

Keck School of Medicine of USC
Michael Chin MD ’84

USC Thornton School of Music
Gina Luciani MM ’13

USC School of Pharmacy
Vinson Lee MS ’01, PharmD ’06

USC Sol Price School of Public Policy
Michael Low MPA ’80

USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work
Jillian Barba MSW ’09

Campus Representatives

Intercollegiate Athletics
John Jenkins ’89, JD ’92

Parents’ Association
James Solomon ’88

Graduate Student Government
Kris Coombs, Jr

Undergraduate Student Government
Austin Dunn

Special Appointments

(Term Ending 2018)
Peter Brejcha JD ’09
Craig Farkas ’89
Justin Gaynor ’06
Ilir Lita ’02, MPW ’10
Helaine Lopes ’80, PhD ’91
Lorena Martinez ’02
George Perez ’78
Kevork Zoryan ’94