Kimberly Bregenzer

Kim took on the role of Viterbi’s Vice Dean of Administration & Finance in February 2021 and serves as the School’s Chief Operating Officer.

Kim provides strategic direction and oversight for three main areas: administrative and financial operations, human resources & payroll, and space planning and facilities.

Kim joined USC two years ago as the Chief Financial Officer in the USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. As a member of the Dornsife Dean’s leadership team she was responsible for strategically leading, planning, and organizing the financial functions of the Dornsife College, as well as the management of Dornsife’s Research Administration Team.

Prior to working at USC, Kim served six years as the Chief Financial Officer at Columbia’s Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, where she was a key advisor to the Dean and the Department Chairs. In that capacity she had direct oversight and management of accounting, payroll, procurement, financial planning & analysis, budget, grants administration and risk management. She was also involved in HR management, faculty affairs, communications, facilities management, information technology, space planning functions, and physical plant operations.

At Columbia, Kim played a key role in the management of over $60M in renovations and expansion of over 200K sq ft of research and administrative space.

Kim joins USC Viterbi with a deep understanding and appreciation of the complexities and challenges of her new role. Prior to working in higher education Kim was the Director of Planning and Budget for a $3.2B electric utility in Long Island, New York.

Kim holds an Executive Master’s degree in Business Administration and a Master’s degree in Mathematics Secondary Education from Hofstra University in Long Island, New York, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics Management from Ithaca College in Ithaca,
New York.