Board of Councilors

The USC Rossier Board of Councilors provides strategic advice, support and assistance to ensure USC Rossier’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 prepare leaders to achieve educational equity through practice, research and policy.

Current roster:

Ira W. KrinskyIra W. Krinsky

Korn/Ferry International

Carol FoxCarol Fox, MS ’62

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

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

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

Hensley & CO

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

President and CEO

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

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

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