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Student Affairs and Academic Support

Our Leadership

Our leadership team sets the tone for Student Affairs and Academic Support. View the organization chart [pdf] to see our reporting structure.

J. Rex Tolliver

Vice President for Student Affairs and Academic Support

J. Rex Tolliver leads the Division of Student Affairs and Academic Support and is responsible for the hundreds of programs, services and initiatives that support student success in and beyond college.

Marc Shook

Associate Vice President, Dean of Students and Deputy Title IX Coordinator

Marc Shook oversees the Office of Student Conduct and Academic Integrity, the Student Disability Resource Center, the Student Care and Outreach Team and withdrawal services.

Ben Galloway

Associate Vice President for Financial Services

Ben Galloway develops and executes the vision for financial services and leads the team responsible for the operations and administrative systems supporting a staff of over 500 with budgets greater than $100 million. 

Pam Bowers

Associate Vice President for Planning, Assessment and Innovation

Pam Bowers leads the division-wide continuous improvement process that is documented in Blueprints for Excellence. In collaboration with the office of the provost, she leads Beyond The Classroom Matters, a university initiative to integrate records of student involvement into institutional data.

Mari Ross-Alexander

Associate Vice President for Student Health and Well-Being

Mari Ross-Alexander leads Campus Recreation, Counseling and Psychiatry, Healthy Campus Initiatives, the Student Health Center and Substance Abuse Prevention and Education, ensuring that the units work cohesively to advance USC student well-being.  

Kirsten Kennedy

Associate Vice President for the Residential Experience

Kirsten Kennedy oversees University Housing and its faculty-led and associated living and learning communities, Student Affairs and Academic Support capital projects and information technology and the Office of Sustainability.

Anna Edwards

Associate Vice President for Student Life and Chief of Staff

Anna Edwards is responsible for Campus Recreation; Fraternity and Sorority Life; Multicultural Student Affairs; Parent and Family Programs; the Russell House University Union and its associated programs, including leadership and community service; and Student Media. She oversees the division's finance and human resources functions, the Office of Student Advocacy and serves as chief of staff for the Division of Student Affairs and Academic Support.

Silvia Patricia Rios Husain

Associate Vice President for Student Success

Silvia Patricia Rios Husain provides strategic oversight to advance the retention, timely graduation, career readiness and lifelong employability of our students. She oversees the Career Center, National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, Student Success Center and University 101 Programs and guide the coordinated student success network. 


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