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Cookie Clayton

Payroll/Personnel Coordinator

Jerilyn “Cookie” Clayton brings over 35 years of administrative, HR, campus recruiting, and executive assistant experience to her role as the Payroll/Personnel Coordinator for the School of Cinematic Arts. Cookie manages the biweekly payroll process, as well as oversees the new hire engagement of the school’s student workers, and serves as back-up for the Home Department Coordinator-HR Manager. 

Prior to joining USC in 2005, Cookie worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers, where she was an HR Manager for the Audit, Employee Benefits Services, and Management Consulting Departments. In addition, she also served as co-chair of the Cultural Diversity Committee, and implementation team member of the Youth Mentoring Program.