Working Group on University Culture


Co-Chair, Administration: Stacy Giwa, vice president of culture, ethics and compliance
Co-Chair, Staff Representative: Jeffrey de Caen, past president of the Staff Assembly; associate dean for operations, USC Thornton School of Music
Co-Chair, Faculty Representative: Paul Adler, professor of management and organization, USC Marshall School of Business

Faculty Leadership

Yaniv Bar-Cohen, past president of the 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, associate professor of clinical occupational therapy, USC Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry
Kathleen Nelson, clinical professor of pediatrics, associate dean for leadership and wellness, Keck School of Medicine of USC
Gary Painter, professor of public policy, USC Price School of Public Policy
Atia Sattar, assistant professor of writing, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

Administrative Leadership

Renee Almassizadeh, Program Specialist, Middle East Studies Program, Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
Patrick Auerbach, associate senior vice president for alumni relations, USC Alumni Association
Dillon Balthaser, manager of workforce analytics, USC Human Resources
Tammy Capretta, Assistant Vice President, Health Care Compliance, Keck Medicine
Patrick Cates, Chief of Staff, Marshall School of Business
Felipe Osorno Calderon, executive administrator of continuum of care operations and value improvement, Keck Medicine of USC
Matt Curran, director of trademarks and contract compliance, USC Auxiliary Services
Ben Holstein, assistant vice president, business operations
Elizabeth O’Toole, Special Project Manager, Office of the Dean, Keck School of Medicine
Naddia Palacios, senior director of student equity and inclusion programs, USC Student Affairs
Ilene Rosenstein, associate vice provost for campus wellness and education, USC Campus Wellness and Crisis Intervention
Kim Thomas-Barrios, associate senior vice president for K-12 educational partnerships, USC University Relations
Ian Wood, associate dean of finance and strategic planning, USC Gould School of Law

Kavita Rai, Chief Diversity Officer; Undergraduate Student Government President

Quinn Anex-Reis (June-Aug ’21) & Melissa Osborn (Sep-May ’21), Graduate Student Body President