Monique Allard, USC’s associate vice provost for student affairs, was named Friday the university’s interim vice president for student affairs.
Allard will begin the new position Monday, filling the post being vacated by Ainsley Carry, who accepted the job of vice president for students at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.
“Dr. Allard has more than 20 years of experience in student support programs and services, and is deeply engaged with our student body,” USC Provost Michael Quick wrote in a letter to the USC community announcing the move. “… Dr. Allard has a long history with USC. She earned her master’s and doctorate from the USC Rossier School of Education, where she currently serves as an adjunct assistant professor, and she served the associate director of college advising in the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences from 2000-2007.”
Quick wrote that “during this critical time for our university,” Allard will “work closely with the president and me to make sure the USC student experience is our foremost priority.”
Allard previously served as director of student services for the College of Education at Cal State Los Angeles and executive director of student support and equity programs at Cal Poly Pomona.