New Faces, New Roles
This spring semester saw the leadership team of USC evolve to meet this pivotal moment for both USC and the wider higher education community. Some of these leaders were new to USC: The USC Thornton School of Music welcomed Jason King as its new dean, while University Advancement added Scott Rabenold as its senior vice president, and USC Arcadia Hospital brought in Ikenna “Ike” Mmeje as president and CEO. Some longtime Trojans took on crucial new roles: Andrew Guzman, dean of the USC Gould School of Law, will become our new provost and senior vice president for academic affairs. Monique Allard was named vice president of student life, and Josh Kun was named the inaugural vice provost for the arts. Read more about these exceptional Trojan leaders below.
Andrew T. Guzman named USC provost and senior vice president for academic affairs
The international law and economics expert and dean of the USC Gould School of Law will assume his new duties on July 1.
Jason King named dean of USC Thornton School of Music
The multihyphenate musician and scholar comes to USC from the NYU Tisch School of the Arts.
Monique Allard named USC vice president for student life
Allard has been USC’s interim vice president for student affairs since 2021 and brings more than 25 years of experience in student affairs, social work, counseling and advising.
Scott Rabenold named USC senior vice president for university advancement
Rabenold joins USC after years of leading high-profile fundraising campaigns in higher education.
President Folt announces new vice provost for the arts position
USC Annenberg Professor Josh Kun hopes to create a collaborative arts vision across the university’s campuses.
Keck Medicine of USC names Ikenna ‘Ike’ Mmeje president and CEO of USC Arcadia Hospital
The seasoned health care executive will lead the longstanding community hospital and recent addition to the Keck Medicine health system.
Law enforcement veteran Lauretta Hill to lead USC Department of Public Safety
The new DPS leader has been chief of police at Dallas College — one of the largest community colleges in Texas, with nearly 75,000 undergraduate students — for six years.