Working Group on University Culture


  • Co-Chair, Administration: Stacy Giwa, Vice President Culture, Ethics and Compliance, Chief Compliance Officer
  • Co-Chair, Staff Representative: Erika Chesley, Past President, Staff Assembly; Senior Associate Director, Training and Events, USC Auxiliary Services
  • Co-Chair, Faculty Representative: Paul Adler, Past President, Academic Senate; Harold Quinton Chair, Professor of Management and Organization, USC Marshall School of Business

Faculty Leadership

  • Yaniv Bar-Cohen, Past President, Academic Senate; Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Medicine, Keck School of Medicine of USC
  • Steve Bucher, Associate Professor of Technical Communication Practice, USC Viterbi School of Engineering
  • Paula Cannon, Distinguished Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Keck School of Medicine of USC
  • Chantelle Rice Collins, Professor of Clinical Occupational Therapy, USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, USC Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry
  • Patricia Riley, Associate Professor of Communication and Director, Global Communication Master’s Degree Program

Administrative Leadership

Dillon Balthaser, Manager of Workforce Analytics, USC Human Resources
Robert Carpino, Director of Compliance, University Clinical Services
Tammy Capretta, Chief Transformation and Risk Officer, Keck Medicine of USC 
Kevin Corbett, Sr. Executive Director of Learning and Performance, University Advancement
Matt Curran, Executive Director of Business Planning, Communications, and Trademarks, USC Auxiliary Services
Jeff DeCaen, Associate Dean for Operations, Thornton School of Music
Quade French, Associate Dean and Chief Diversity Officer, Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
Ben Holstein, Associate Vice President, Strategy & Operational Finance, Office of SVP, Finance
Elizabeth O’Toole, Special Project Manager, Office of the Dean, Keck School of Medicine
Naddia Palacios, Assistant Vice Provost, Student Equity and Inclusion, USC Student Life
Devin Walker, Director, Fraternity and Sorority Leadership Development, USC Student Life
Kim Thomas-Barrios, Associate Senior Vice President for K-12 Educational Partnerships, USC University Relations

Past Members

Ilene Rosenstein, Associate Vice Provost for Campus Wellness and Education, USC Campus Wellness and Crisis Intervention
Renee Almassizadeh, Assistant Director for Operations and Programming, Center on Public Diplomacy, USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism
Ian Wood, Associate Dean of Finance and Strategic Planning, USC Gould School of Law
KJ Queen, Graduate Student Representative
Quinn Anex-Reis, Graduate Student Representative
Melisa Osborn, Graduate Student Representative