Board of Councilors

The USC Rossier Board of Councilors provides strategic advice, support and assistance to ensure the Rossier School’s role as a model education research and training institution for the 21st century. Board members help implement strategies to secure major gifts for the school’s priorities and act as advocates for the school’s mission to improve learning in urban education locally, nationally and globally.

Current roster:

Ira W. KrinskyIra W. Krinsky

Chair
Consultant
Korn/Ferry International


Carol FoxCarol Fox, MS ’62

Vice-Chair
USC Trustee, Teacher Education Lecturer, Former President
USC Alumni Association Board of Governors


Robert AbelesRobert Abeles

Retired SVP Finance and CFO
University of Southern California


Frank E. BaxterFrank E. Baxter

Chairman Emeritus and Retired CEO
Jefferies LLC


Jim BerkJim Berk

CEO
Participant Media


Reveta Franklin BowersReveta Franklin Bowers

Retired Head of School
Center for Early Education in Los Angeles


boc-chidesterMargaret (Maggie) Chidester, EdD ’95

Law Offices of Margaret A. Chidester & Associates


Greg FranklinGreg Franklin, BA ’83, EdD ’97

DSAG Chair
Superintendent, Tustin Unified School District,
Dean’s Superintendents Advisory Group Chair


Mary JamesMary James

Philanthropist
Executive Board Member, Prime Group, Los Angeles


John KatzmanJohn Katzman

Founder, 2U, Inc.;
Founder and CEO, Noodle Inc.


Lydia KennardLydia Kennard

USC Trustee; President and CEO
KDG Construction Consulting


Cindy Hensley McCainCindy Hensley McCain, BS ’76, MS ’78

Chair
Hensley & CO


Brent Noyes (BS '75, MS '79)Noor Menai

President and CEO
CTBC Bank


Brent Noyes (BS '75, MS '79)Brent Noyes, BS ’75, MS ’79

Chairman,
The Academy
Retired Principal, Arroyo Vista Elementary School


Margo PensavalleMargo Pensavalle

USC Rossier Faculty Council Chair
Professor of Clinical Education and MAT Course Coordinator
(Human Differences)


Doreen PetersonDoreen Peterson

USC Alumni Representative
Teacher – East Whittier City School District


Steve PoiznerSteve Poizner

Entrepreneur,
Former State Insurance Commissioner of California


Sheree T. SpeakmanSheree T. Speakman

Founder and CEO
CIE Learning


Peter WeilPeter Weil

Co-Managing Partner,
Glaser, Weil, Fink, Jacobs, Howard & Shapiro, LL