Executive Director, Local Government Relations
David Galaviz was named executive director of USC Local Government Relations — an office he helped establish — in September 2008. As USC’s liaison with local government agencies and large civic institutions, he is responsible for advocating in behalf of the university; establishing and maintaining relationships with city and county government leaders; and promoting the university’s academic mission, community partnerships and public service agendas.
Galaviz joined USC in 2003 and served for five years as community outreach director for the USC Health Sciences Campus. During that time, he was responsible for developing outreach strategies involving the Boyle Heights, Lincoln Heights and El Sereno neighborhoods.
Galaviz has served as president of the Lincoln Heights Neighborhood Council, and represented USC on the Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles’ Adelante Eastside Project Area Committee. He also participated in the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce “Leadership Los Angeles” program.
Galaviz is a past board member for the Salesian Boys and Girls Club, Salesian Family Youth Center, Boyle Heights Chamber of Commerce and CSULA Alumni Association.
Prior to joining USC, he served as legislative director for Senator Gilbert Cedillo. During his service in the State Capitol, Galaviz was responsible for developing a diverse statewide policy agenda focused on economic development, labor and immigration reform.
Galaviz holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from California State University, Los Angeles, and a master’s degree in public administration from USC.
Last updated: 06/28/12