Vice Dean, Administration and Finance
Renee Perez received a Master of Public Administration degree with a concentration in nonprofit management in 2015 from USC. In addition, she completed the prestigious HERS Institute in Higher Education Leadership Development in 2016. She has 13 years of experience in higher education administration and began her USC career at USC Dornsife in 2011. Before that, she worked at California State University, Long Beach. She also spent many years working in both primary/secondary education and corporate environments.
In her current position, she oversees the administration and finance of USC Dornsife. The areas for which she is responsible are Operations, Finance, Research, Faculty Affairs, Diversity, Human Resources, Technology Services, and Architectural and Facility Services. She and her team of outstanding individuals have a strong focus on improvements in efficient processes and customer service to ensure USC Dornsife’s academic and research mission continually progresses upward.