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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:

 
Reveta Franklin Bowers

Reveta Franklin Bowers

Chair
Retired Head of School
Center for Early Education in Los Angeles

Mary James

Mary James

Vice Chair
Philanthropist
Executive Board Member, Prime Group, Los Angeles

 
Robert Abeles

Robert Abeles

Retired SVP Finance and CFO
University of Southern California

Frank E. Baxter

Frank E. Baxter

Chairman Emeritus and Retired CEO
Jefferies LLC

Jim Berk

Jim Berk

CEO
Goodman Media Partners

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Margaret (Maggie) Chidester, EdD ’95

Law Offices of Margaret A. Chidester & Associates

Carol Fox

Carol Fox, MS ’62

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

Greg Franklin

Greg Franklin, BA ’83, EdD ’97

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

David Hagen

David Hagen

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

John Katzman

John Katzman

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

Ira W. Krinsky

Ira W. Krinsky

Consultant
Korn/Ferry International

Cindy Hensley McCain

Cindy Hensley McCain, BS ’76, MS ’78

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

Karen Symms Gallagher

Karen Symms Gallagher

Emery Stoops and Joyce King Stoops Dean
USC Rossier School of Education

Steve Poizner

Steve Poizner

Entrepreneur,
Former State Insurance Commissioner of California

Morgan Polikoff

Morgan Polikoff

Rossier Faculty Council Chair
Associate Professor of Education, K-12 Policy
USC Rossier School of Education

Charlene P. Shimada

Charlene P. Shimada

Sheree T. Speakman

Sheree T. Speakman

Founder and CEO
CIE Learning

Peter Weil

Peter Weil

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

Carla Wohl

Carla Wohl

Associate Dean of External Relations
USC Rossier School of Education