Trojan Together Again: Fall 2021

New Faces

New leaders are bringing enthusiasm and energy to their programs across the university. Several new deans have taken the helm at schools, while a sustainability leader will spearhead efforts to make USC a carbon-neutral university. Learn more about them below. 

Ishwar Puri

Ishwar K. Puri named USC vice president for research

The scientist, engineer and scholar will oversee the office that guides the university’s leading research programs.

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Emily Roxworthy

Emily Roxworthy named dean of the USC School of Dramatic Arts

Emily Roxworthy, champion of diversity and interactive theater, was named dean of the USC School of Dramatic Arts.

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Thanassis Rikakis

Thanassis Rikakis, educational innovator, named dean of USC Iovine and Young Academy

A classically trained musician known for his transformational leadership and transdisciplinary curriculum, Rikakis will begin conducting the academy on August 23.

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Dana Goldman

Dana Goldman takes on deanship at USC Price School of Public Policy

Long a leader at USC Price, Goldman has served as interim dean since last year. He’ll head the school as rapid change creates pressing demands for public policy research and scholars.

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Mick Dalrymple (Photo/Tina Gibson)

USC hires its first chief sustainability officer

Mick Dalrymple fills a cornerstone role for a university aiming for zero waste and carbon neutrality by 2028.

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