Associate Vice President for Student Health and Well-Being
Office: Center for Health and Well-Being, 5th floor
Mari Ross-Alexander provides visionary, strategic and operational leadership for developing a holistic, multidisciplinary approach to student health and well-being. She leads Campus Recreation, Counseling and Psychiatry, Healthy Campus Initiatives, the Student Health Center and Substance Abuse Prevention and Education, ensuring that the units work cohesively to advance USC student wellness.
Ross-Alexander has more than 10 years of experience in higher education and previously served as associate vice chancellor of student affairs at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Her experience includes developing comprehensive health and well-being units, improving operations and service delivery to better support student needs and collaborating with university partners and outside agencies to increase the impact of health and well-being services and programs.
Ross-Alexander earned a bachelor’s degree in justice studies from Arizona State University, a master’s degree in clinical counseling and sports psychology from Argosy University and a doctorate in clinical psychology from Trevecca Nazarene University.