Meet the Program Office

Shirley Maxey

Shirley Maxey

Associate Vice Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs

In addition to being the Associate Dean for the Graduate Accounting Programs, Shirley is the Assistant Vice Dean of Academic Affairs for the Marshall School of Business and a Professor in Business Communications.

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Cathy Cowan

Cathy Cowan

Academic Program Director

Cathy oversees all Leventhal Masters programs. She provides support for all graduate accounting students, manages the Summer Intensive Program, scholarship distribution and course scheduling.

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Jennifer Chan

Jennifer Chan

Associate Director, Career Strategist, Graduate Programs

Jennifer Chan serves as Associate Director, Career Strategist for the Specialized Masters Programs and is the liaison for the MS Finance program. She has a strong commitment to developing and maintaining positive relationships with students, faculty, and staff. She encourages people to embrace the journey of career exploration and keep an open mind about various opportunities.

Jennifer is a born and raised Los Angeleno and has been part of the USC community for many years. She held several roles from program management to student services in the Marshall School of Business, Leventhal School of Accounting, and Leavey Library. Prior to joining USC, she had positions in training and development and elementary education. She is an advocate for students to continue lifelong learning to enhance their perspectives of the world and pursue their career development.

Jennifer earned a Master of Education in Postsecondary Administration and Student Affairs from USC and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from UC Riverside. She enjoys board games, hiking (America the Beautiful Annual National Parks Pass holder), meditating, musicals/plays, reading, running, and traveling.

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Ashley Flinn

Ashley Flinn

Associate Director, Leventhal School of Accounting, Graduate Advisement

Ashley manages the academic services for the full and part-time Masters Programs including course registration, academic advising and provides support with connecting students with the many resources available to them at USC.

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Kimberly Perez

Kimberly Perez

Associate Director of Admissions, Leventhal School of Accounting

Kimberly is responsible for the recruitment and admissions of candidates to our Masters programs. She attends university events, organizes and conducts information sessions to talk to applicants about our program and oversees all communications with prospective graduate students. Kimberly also manages our Leventhal Ambassadors program.

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