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Bhanu Cruz

Senior Associate Dean, External Relations

Bhanu Anton Cruz (she/her) '88 ML ‘22 is the Senior Associate Dean and Chief Development Officer (CDO) and leads the USC School of Cinematic Arts’ (SCA) Office of Advancement and External Relations team.  She joined the SCA team in 2012 and became the CDO in 2020.  Bhanu’s career spans over thirty years at USC, and includes working in the Dornsife College Office of Advancement, as well as the Office of Admission and the Division of Student Affairs. Bhanu loves spending her free time with her family, including their two rescue puppies – Teddy and Mia, traveling, trying new restaurants and is a loyal USC Trojan sports fan.