Dr. Monica K. Morita
Dr. Monica Morita is in her third stint at USC, and currently serves as the Director of Athlete Career Transition Programs. In 2016 she returned to become the Executive Assistant to the Athletic Director. She previously was at USC from 1988 to 2013, the first 10 years (1988-98) as a graduate and admissions advisor at the Leventhal School of Accounting Masters’ Programs, then 3 years (1998-2000) as the Executive Assistant to the Head Football Coach and then 13 years (2001-14) as Assistant Athletic Director and Director of Student Services in Student-Athlete Academic Services. Additionally, Monica served as the Director of Recipient Services for Swim with Mike and sat on that organization’s board. She also earned a certificate with SMI (Sport Management Institute) in 2009 attending as a Pac-12 Minority grant recipient.
After leaving USC in 2014, she spent 3 years (2014-16) in Hawai’i, the first 2 years as the Executive Assistant to the Head Football Coach at Hawai’i, and then in 2016 as the Senior Woman Administrator and Compliance Officer at Hawai’i-Hilo. During that time, she represented the PacWest Conference as a grant recipient for MOAA (Minority Opportunities Athletic Association) at the NCAA conference.
She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Journalism-Public Relations in 1984, a Master’s degree in Public Administration in 1997, and Doctorate in Education/Higher Education Administration in 2013, all from USC.
Originally from Hilo, Hawai’i Monica currently resides in South Pasadena.