Mary Ann Schwartz

Senior Associate Dean of Advancement



Mary Ann Schwartz is the Senior Associate Dean of Advancement at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, directly engaging alumni, parents, corporations and foundations in support of its mission to engineer a better world for all humanity.

Under her leadership, USC Viterbi successfully completed a $500 million fundraising initiative, the largest single campaign for any engineering school in the world. She has served as the principal lead on several transformative gifts that have led to significant infrastructure growth, including the construction of the Dwight J. “Jim” Baum Family Maker Space, the creation of the Dr. Allen and Charlotte Ginsburg Human-Centered Computation Hall and the John O’Brien Nanofabrication Laboratory. She has also secured gifts in support of new academic programs such as the Master’s in Health Systems Management Engineering within the Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering.

Mary Ann works closely with Dean Yannis C. Yortsos as a member of his senior leadership team to promote the overall advancement of USC Viterbi, including such initiatives as achieving gender parity; USC Viterbi’s 2019-20 incoming class was the first engineering class at any university to achieve a 50%-50% split between men and women. She also works to identify future funding opportunities, champion diversity and inclusion among traditionally underrepresented students and to continually expand the school’s robust international online events series.

Her previous positions include leadership roles at the University of Texas McCombs School of Business, Dell Children’s Medical Center in Austin, Texas, and the March of Dimes.