Dr. Janette Brown joined the Emeriti Center as its executive director in 2005. She serves as the assistant vice provost for the USC Emeriti Center and is an adjunct faculty at the USC Davis School of Gerontology. She also is the volunteer executive director for the non-profit AROHE.org (Association of Retirement Organizations in Higher Education).
In these roles, Brown connects the university with the intergenerational and interdisciplinary cultural and intellectual capital of the USC retiree community. She manages small grants and endowments, and provides a network of resources, enrichment, and creative opportunities for current and retired faculty, staff and alumni. The Emeriti Center partners with USC schools and units for special programming to benefit all members of the Trojan Family including USC students and the local community.
Brown works closely with the Office of the Vice Provost for Academic and Faculty Affairs, the Academic Senate, the Staff Assembly, Office of Benefits Administration and the Center for Work and Family Life along with other USC schools and units to offer opportunities for service, education, retirement transitions and beyond; Brown also connects students with intergenerational opportunities.
Brown has conducted research on issues relevant to retired faculty and staff and has given conference presentations in the US, Canada, Taiwan and Germany. She provides consulting advice for universities and has authored and co-authored book chapters for the European Research Institute on Health and Aging and the American Council on Education.
Brown joined USC in 1995 as an associate director for the USC Career Center, where she managed an internship office and two grant-funded international programs while teaching an undergraduate course on Theories of Career Development in the USC Rossier School of Education. Brown is a member of these USC organizations: University Club Board, Alumni Relations Council, Accessibility Advisory Committee, Academic Honors Convocation Committee, Safe Communities Task Force and the 2015 USC Mentoring Committee. A member of USC Women in Management since 1996, Brown served on the board for several years and was a WIM HERS Institutes scholarship winner attending the Women’s Summer Leadership Institute at Bryn Mawr in 2002.
A former high school teacher and real estate broker/office manager, Brown earned her doctorate and a second master’s degree from the USC Rossier School of Education in Higher Education Administration in 2004. Both daughter and son are USC alumni.
Last updated 6-7-2016