New Leadership Join USC in Human Resources, Communications Roles

Felicia Washington and Glenn Osaki
Felicia Washington (l.) and Glenn Osaki (r.) announced as part of new USC administration leadership.

As part of broader efforts to strengthen USC’s organizational culture, experienced attorney and university administrator Felicia Washington will join USC as senior vice president of human resources. Her responsibilities will include overseeing the long-term strategic management and support of the university’s nearly 28,000 faculty and staff members and student workers. USC has also named strategic communications professional Glenn Osaki as the university’s new senior vice president and chief communications officer. Osaki has more than 30 years of experience in strategic communications, most recently serving as president of Asia-Pacific for MSL, an international public relations firm.

Both appointments begin on June 1, 2019 and were jointly announced by USC interim President Wanda M. Austin and President-elect Carol L. Folt in early May. Both senior leadership positions report directly to the university president.