University of Southern California

Emily Laskin to Join USC Marshall School of Business
As Senior Associate Dean for External Relations
June 29, 2009 • by News at Marshall

The USC Marshall School of Business announces the appointment of Emily Laskin as Senior Associate Dean for External Relations. Laskin, a longtime leader in Southern California philanthropic and advancement circles, joins USC from the Sundance Institute, where she was director of development.

In her new role, Laskin will plan and direct the comprehensive fundraising campaign for the School. She will also be responsible for Marshall's development, alumni relations and corporate relations programs.

"Emily Laskin has a stellar reputation as a leader in the Southern California philanthropic community," said Dean James G. Ellis. "Her appointment as senior associate dean comes at an important time for Marshall, as we continue to broaden our reach and strengthen global ties," he said. "We look forward to welcoming Emily to the Trojan Family."

Laskin has also served as Senior Vice President for Institutional Advancement, Art Center College of Design, and as Vice President of Development for the Los Angeles Philharmonic during fund-raising and construction of the Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Alfred E. Mann Philharmonic Center. During her 15 years with LA Philharmonic, Laskin oversaw a three-year, $115 million endowment campaign, with a tenfold increase in fundraising.

"A business school develops future leaders both in the world of commerce and in the global community," Laskin said, "and students who emerge from Marshall possess a unique set of skills that can enrich our society immensely."

Laskin is a graduate of College of St. Catherine and the University of Minnesota, where she received a master's of fine arts in music.

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.