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Akita Mungaray
USC Gould School of Law

Akita Mungaray

Assistant Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and Director for Student Affairs

699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA

Last Updated: November 4, 2022

Akita Mungaray is the assistant dean of diversity, equity and inclusion and director for student affairs at the USC Gould School of Law.

Mungaray is an advocate for holistic student support, diversity and inclusion initiatives, and student wellness and success. She previously served as the director of student affairs at the University of La Verne College of Law. Her professional background encompasses more than 15 years of experience overseeing law school student affairs, career development and externships units, as well as hospitality management.

In her prior law school leadership roles, Mungaray implemented and supported both academic and personal support initiatives — from orientation to commencement. She also developed co-curricular events, advised student organizations, in addition to creating diversity and wellness pathways and programming.

Mungaray earned her JD from the University of La Verne College of Law, and her bachelor’s degree in mass communications from Jackson State University, where she was a member of their NCAA Division 1 women’s golf team. 


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