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.

Meet Our Councilors

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Reveta Franklin Bowers, BA ’70

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

Kenya Barris

Kenya Barris

TV & Film Writer, Actor, Producer

Patricia Brent-Sanco

Patricia Brent-Sanco, EdD ’16

Director of Equity, Access, & Instructional Services, Lynwood Unified School District

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Jim Berk

CEO, Goodman Media Partners

Margaret (Maggie) Chidester

Margaret (Maggie) Chidester, EdD ’95

Law Offices of Margaret A. Chidester & Associates

Darnell Cole

Darnell Cole

Rossier Faculty Council Chair Associate Professor of Education, USC Rossier School of Education

Gary Crisp

Gary Crisp

President, CEO and Founder of Crisp Imaging

Carol Fox

Carol Fox, MS ’62

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

Elana Glasenberg

Elana Glasenberg, EdD ’21

Educational Consultant, U21 Education Foundation

John Katzman

John Katzman

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

Ira W. Krinsky

Ira W. Krinsky

Consultant, Korn/Ferry International (retired)

Melanie Lundquist,

Melanie Lundquist, BA ’71, PhD ’73

Activist, Philanthropist, Speech Pathologist (retired)

Noor Menai

Noor Menai

President and CEO, CTBC Bank

Pedro A. Noguera

Pedro A. Noguera

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

Brent Noyes

Brent Noyes, BS ’75, MS ’79

Chairman, The Academy; Retired Principal, Arroyo Vista Elementary School

Wesley Smith

Wesley Smith, EdD ’05

DSAG Chair Superintendent, Newport-Mesa Unified School District, Dean’s Superintendents Advisory Group Chair

Sheree T. Speakman

Sheree T. Speakman

Founder and CEO, CIE Learning

Shamya Ullah

Shamya Ullah

First Vice President—Financial Advisor, RBC Wealth Management

Peter Weil

Peter Weil

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