Honor Dean Elizabeth Daley's 25 years of Service at USC Cinematic Arts

Since joining the USC School of Cinematic Arts in 1989 as the Chair of the Film & Television Production Division, Elizabeth M. Daley has made a tremendous impact on the University, current students and alumni. Since becoming Dean in 1991 she has secured her position as the longest tenured Dean at the University of Southern California with a remarkable 25 years of service!

Under her guidance we have seen the rise of the state-of-the-art SCA complex that exists today, the expansion of programs and creation of new academic divisions, as well as the establishment of state-of-the-art research labs that focus on the future of the moving arts. We've created a more diverse and inclusive community through scholarships and special initiatives. And with thirty endowed faculty chairs, the most of any cinema school, we are better able to attract faculty members who are leading practitioners in their field.

Consider making a gift today to the Elizabeth Daley Fund at the School of Cinematic Arts in honor of Dean Elizabeth Daley's incredible 25 years of service. This fund, which will support the immediate needs of the School, will allow the dean to access resources for unforeseen expenses that arrive every year, such as providing emergency funding to students who experience unexpected hardships, supporting academic programs and activities, and ensuring we maintain the latest and best equipment and resources needed to provide for student success. Endowed funds at the USC School of Cinematic Arts will last in perpetuity, thereby supporting generations to come while serving as testimony to Elizabeth's transformative tenure and lasting impact at SCA.


Our goal has always been to provide an environment that enables and encourages student success at every level. We also want to make sure that every deserving young woman and man has the opportunity to earn an SCA education, regardless of economic standing. SCA students learn under the guidance and mentorship of faculty renowned throughout academia and entertainment, with access to facilities and equipment that rival or exceed those of today's top studios and companies. We train our students not just for the professional world as it exists today, but as it will be tomorrow. This is why SCA alumni are among the most successful leaders in their field, and why the industry looks to SCA first when hiring the next generation of media makers, scholars, and innovators.

To accomplish all of this, we rely on the support of the entire Trojan family. The School operates on a very thin margin, investing more than $10,000 per student above what is covered by tuition and fees. Every dollar we raise benefits our students and their SCA experience.

We hope that you will contribute in whatever way you can as we honor Elizabeth and further cement her legacy at this School. Your support and involvement at the School of Cinematic Arts means a great deal.

Thank you and Fight on!

Tim Dowling '96 Bob Ducsay '86 Leslie Iwerks '93
Laird Malamed '16 Andrew Marlowe '92 Bob Osher '81
Jay Roach '86 Pete Segal '84