Kelly Goulis

Kelly Goulis

Sr. Associate Dean for Admission & Student Engagement


Senior Associate Dean Kelly Goulis is responsible for providing leadership for the Office of Admission & Student Engagement (VASE). She has responsibility for engineering undergraduate, masters and doctoral students including recruitment of undergraduate and graduate students, admission to master’s programs and management of the PhD fellowship process. She is also responsible for academic services including student support, retention and student engagement programs. Her office manages professional development activities including Viterbi Career Connections and Professional Education Programs. Ms. Goulis also chairs the Graduate Support Student Working group for the University.

Under her leadership, the Viterbi School of Engineering has opened international offices in China and India and has expanded international recruitment and collaborations with a number of leading institutions overseas.

Beginning in 2001 Ms. Goulis was responsible for USC Viterbi’s distance learning delivery program DEN@Viterbi. Under her leadership, the number of programs offered increased by over 100% accessible to students geographically located outside of California and abroad. This expansion was in part due to the synchronous high-quality e-learning technology system developed in-house under Dean Goulis’ leadership and in collaboration with research groups at the Information Sciences Institute. USC Viterbi’s online programs has been recognized consecutively by US News and World Report as a top ranked for engineering and computer science/information technology.

Prior Ms. Goulis served as Director of the Information Technology Program (ITP) as well as a lecturer for the program. Under her leadership, the ITP department became the primary information technology instructional unit for the University and experienced significant growth in program offerings and enrollments through the development of a number of cross-disciplinary courses, minors and programs. Ms. Goulis has also worked closely with several departments at USC to develop seminars and training programs in the area of Information Technology. They include annual information technology seminars for Executive MBA students in the International Business Education and Research MBA Department (IBEAR); Retraining Integrated Masters Degree Programs and five-week certification training programs funded by the Employment Training Panel of Los Angeles.

She actively serves on numerous committees for the university as well as serving on the “TransAtlantic Conference for Information Technology Standards Committee” for the US Department of Education.

Ms. Goulis holds an Master’s of Science degree in Education and a Bachelor’s of Arts in Economics from the University of Southern California.

Published on April 21st, 2017

Last updated on June 10th, 2024