Akita Mungaray

Interim Associate Dean for Academic Services
Last Updated: December 1, 2023

Akita Mungaray is the interim associate dean for academic services at the USC Gould School of Law. She previously served as Gould’s assistant dean for student affairs, diversity, inclusion, and belonging, and assistant dean of students for the JD program.

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.