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Retiree Spotlight

Bill Crookston

Dr. Bill Crookston, Professor of Clinical Entrepreneurship, Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, University of Southern California


Joe Titone

Joe Titone lives in Vancouver, Washington, which is just across the Columbia River from Portland, Oregon. His hobbies include walking, classical music (especially opera), and computers.

Robert A. Stallings

Robert A. Stallings (Professor Emeritus of Policy, Planning, and Development) joined the USC faculty in 1975 as a member of what was then the School of Public Administration.

Bryan R. Simms

Bryan R. Simms is Professor Emeritus of Musicology at the University of Southern California.

Gil Siegel

Since retirement, Dr. Siegel kept himself busy with various volunteer activities both on the USC campus and off. Volunteer USC activities have included: Chair, USC Retired Faculty/Staff Benefits Committee; member, Board of Directors of the Retired Faculty Association; former Chair of that group and former editor of its newsletter and ex-officio member of the USC Benefits Advisory Committee (representing the Emeriti Center).

Elizabeth Redmon

Elizabeth Redmon

Since retiring, Betty has concentrated on building her art career under her maiden name, “Daron.” Her work and art bio can be viewed at She has also taken on the daunting task of digitizing and preserving extensive genealogy records collected by her father of over 18,000 “cousins.” Betty is an active member of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Cal State Fullerton, the USC Staff Retirement Association, and the Yorba Linda Community Center.

Mike Klineman

Mike Klineman was employed in the Marshall of Business for 19 years (1978-1997), mostly as an Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Programs after being hired as Director of Student Affairs. During much of that time, he was responsible for orientation programs (both on-campus and out of state), advisement, scholarships, and the registration of over 3000 students taking business courses.

Anthony D. Lazzaro

Lazzaro, who first joined the University’s administration in 1948 after he graduated from USC, served as the foremost administrator in monumental projects such as the University’s involvement in the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, the construction of two-thirds of USC’s current buildings, and the creation of the University’s Health Sciences Campus.

John Odell

John Odell moved to USC Dornsife’s School of International Relations in 1982 and retired in 2013.

Deborah Hazzard-Bowers

Deborah Hazzard-Bowers’ first association with USC was as an AT&T employee installing the 5ESS telephone switch titled “The Big Switch” back in the late 80s. She joined SC in 1993 as part of the Telecommunications Team.

Sue Vogl

Sue Vogl was the Director of University Publications for the Division of Student Affairs, where she directed a team that handled many forms of communication

Kendall L. Simmonds

Kendall Simmonds is a two-time recipient of the prestigious Marshall School of Business Golden Apple Excellence in Teaching Award. He has served as Director of the Marshall Undergraduate Honors Program and is currently the Director of the Leventhal School Summer Leadership Program (SLP).

Dr. Nancy Warner

At USC, Dr. Warner distinguished herself as a surgical pathologist specializing in endocrine pathology, publishing her work in scientific journals and in a textbook that received wide acclaim as state of the art for many years. She was a gifted and celebrated teacher of medical students, residents, and fellows and received numerous awards for teaching at local and national levels.

William L. Givens

Awardee William L. (Bill) Givens retired from the Gould School of Law in 2012. While at USC, Bill worked in Continuing Education and supervised all classes for the Law School’s adjunct professors. Additionally, he worked with Prof. Lefcoe’s Real Estate Classes editing three textbook editions for him. He is the author of six film-related books and is a licensed pilot

Gordon Cohn

Joined the University in 1961 as a member of the writing staff in what was then called University Planning, now University Advancement. Later served as fund-raiser for the medical school, head of fund-raising and public relations for the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, and Pharmacy, public relations director for the College of Continuing Education, and finally, as director of public relations for the Kenneth Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Hospital. Retired in 1992.