University of Southern California

About USC

Todd R. Dickey

Senior Vice President, Administration

Todd R. Dickey was appointed senior vice president for administration in April 2005. In this capacity, he provides strategic oversight of key administrative departments and works closely with schools and academic departments to support the academic mission.

Reporting directly to the president, Dickey oversees support functions and services that include public safety, human resources, campus master planning, real estate development projects, real estate acquisitions and leasing, student housing, campus dining services, parking and transportation, the Radisson Hotel, the USC bookstores, institutional compliance, internal audit, athletics compliance, child care, environmental health and safety, risk management, and fire safety and emergency planning. In addition, Dickey oversees the operations of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and Sports Arena.

From 1998 to 2008, Dickey served as USC’s general counsel overseeing all legal matters and legal representation for the university. From 2001 to 2005, Dickey also served as vice president and secretary of the university. As vice president his duties included oversight of the Office of the Treasurer (endowment and asset management, liability management and cash management functions), and the Office of the Comptroller (financial accounting, financial reporting, budget performance monitoring, and adequacy of university internal controls). As secretary of the university Dickey oversaw all corporate records, board of trustee minutes and corporate filings.

Dickey began his career at USC in 1996 as university counsel in the Office of the General Counsel. For two years before joining the university, Dickey was an associate at the law firm of Latham & Watkins. In 1993 and 1994, he clerked for the Honorable Ronald S. W. Lew, U.S. District Court judge for the Central District of California in Los Angeles. Prior to law school, Dickey served as a legislative aide to U.S. Representative Glenn Anderson in Washington, D.C., as well as a fundraiser for the University of California, Irvine.

Dickey is a member of the USC Health System Board and serves on the boards of the Lord Foundation and the David X. Marks Foundation. He also is a member of the National Association of College and University Business Officers, the Council on Governmental Relations, the California State Bar, the Los Angeles County Bar Association, and the National Association of College and University Attorneys.

Dickey earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of California, Irvine, and a J.D. from the USC Gould School of Law, where he graduated Order of the Coif (top 10% of class) and was executive notes editor of the law review.


Senior Staff

Laura LaCorte
Associate Senior Vice President, Compliance

Howard Levy
Associate Senior Vice President, Audit Services

Janis McEldowney
Associate Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Michael Blanton
Vice President, Athletic Compliance

Daniel R. Stimmler
Vice President, Auxiliary Services and Chief Operating Officer of
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

Laurie Stone
Associate Senior Vice President, Real Estate and Asset Management

David W. Wright
Associate Senior Vice President, Administrative Operations


Last Updated: 07/17/17