University of Southern California

Kim West Appointed Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs
February 12, 2007 • by News at Marshall

Dr. Kim D. West has been appointed Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs at the USC Marshall School of Business. As associate dean, Dr. West will have operational management and oversight of Marshall's undergraduate programs. She also will work closely with administrative units university-wide.

"The depth and breadth of Kim's academic and educational career make her a perfect choice for the position," said Vice Dean for Academic Programs Valerie Folkes. "I know that she is eager to make our undergraduate program, which is regularly rated as one of the best in the country, even better."

West has been an associate professor of clinical education at USC's Rossier School of Education since 2003. During that time, she was Rossier's director of masters programs, overseeing the academic-management aspects of 12 masters programs including: recruiting, admissions, enrollment, academic advising, and student and faculty support services.

Previously, West was an adjunct associate professor of clinical education at the Rossier School from 1999 to 2003. West also served as director of residence life at the California Institute of Technology for 13 years and as associate director of residential life at USC for a year. In both positions, she oversaw the day-to-day student affairs operation of all undergraduate residential facilities.

West received her Ph.D. in education from the Rossier School, with an outside area of study in management and organization at the Marshall School.

Director of Undergraduate Admissions Tiffiani Frye, Director of Undergraduate Student Services Guillermina Molina, and Director of Undergraduate Advising Kazi Mamun will report to West.

About the USC Marshall School of Business
Consistently ranked among the nation's premier schools, USC Marshall is internationally recognized for its emphasis on entrepreneurship and innovation, social responsibility and path-breaking research. Located in the heart of Los Angeles, one of the world's leading business centers and the U.S. gateway to the Pacific Rim, Marshall offers its 5,700-plus undergraduate and graduate students a unique world view and impressive global experiential opportunities. With an alumni community spanning 123 countries, USC Marshall students join a worldwide community of thought leaders who are redefining the way business works.