Elizabeth M. Daley Reappointed Dean of USC’s School of Cinematic Arts

Daley’s 25 year tenure as dean is the longest in SCA history

USC School of Cinematic Arts dean Elizabeth M. Daley has been reappointed for another five-year term, USC Provost Michael Quick announced Friday.

Dean Daley joined the USC faculty in 1989 as Chair of the Film & Television Production Program. She was then appointed to dean of the USC School of Cinematic Arts in May 1991.

Her 25-year tenure as dean is the longest in the school’s history.

“Elizabeth Daley’s leadership in guiding the School of Cinematic Arts has been transformative,” Quick said in a statement. “Her focus has been on preparing students for the field as it exists today, as well as giving them the skills they need to be creative and adaptive leaders and scholars in the future.”

Under Daley’s leadership, SCA has expanded to seven critical divisions: The Bryan Singer Division of Cinema & Media Studies, Film & Television Production, the John C. Hench Division of Animation & Digital Arts, Media Arts + Practice, Writing for Screen & Television, Interactive Media & Games, and the Peter Stark Producing Program.

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