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Robin Maness
USC Gould School of Law

Robin Maness

Associate Dean of Development, Alumni Relations and Continuing Legal Education and Chief Development Officer

Telephone: (213) 821-3570
699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA Room: 300

Last Updated: August 5, 2021




Robin Maness oversees the development and alumni relations team for the USC Gould School of Law. She leads all fundraising and alumni engagement efforts and is responsible for the school’s strategic goals and priorities through individual, corporate and foundation giving.  Maness also oversees the continuing legal education programs at Gould.
 
Prior to joining USC Gould, Maness served over 10 years at Southern Methodist University in a variety of roles most recently as the Executive Director of Principal Gifts overseeing all fundraising efforts of the schools and units. In addition, she held key positions planning and producing events for the Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney Studios as well as lead development roles for Anaheim Memorial Hospital, Opera Pacific, and Chapman University.
 
Maness holds a BA in Communications with a minor in Music and an MS in Human Resources Management from Chapman University.   

FACULTY IN THE NEWS

West Central Tribune
September 7, 2021
Re: Susan Estrich

Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed about the hypocrisy of certain laws in Texas. "You have to hand it to those Texans," she wrote. "On one hand, they believe in liberty — to not wear a mask. But for the victim of rape or incest to have control over her body? No way."

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