Veronica Villalobos Cruz
Executive Director, State Government Relations
Veronica Villalobos Cruz was named director of state government relations in May 2007, and promoted to executive director in 2008.
Based in Sacramento, she represents USC before the state legislature and state government agencies on matters related to state policy, budget and regulations, and advises university administration on issues involving state officials and state agencies. She promotes the university’s academic and public affairs agendas at the state level and advances its research and public service agendas by providing policymakers with access to topical research and expert faculty for briefings and testimony. She also serves as USC’s liaison with statewide trade associations.
Before joining USC, Villalobos Cruz spent more than six years as vice president of public affairs for the Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities (AICCU), the statewide association for California’s private, nonprofit colleges and universities.
She graduated from Santa Clara University in 1999 with a bachelor of science in political science and obtained a master’s degree in public policy from USC.
Last updated: 02/15/12