Vice President University Affairs 2023/2024

Maria Farooq



Maria Farooq (she/her) is the USC’s Vice President University Affairs. In this role, Maria works to lead all internal advocacy to the university administration in order to develop evidence-informed positions on issues affecting students that are governed by university policies and programs. The VPUA actively listens to students’ ideas, concerns, and recommendations about the student and academic experience in order to ensure that equity, university policy, health and wellness, affordability and the quality of education are advocated on an annual basis.

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Tamsen Long, VP Communications and Public Affairs (


Vanessa Leung

Associate, Academic

Madison Milanczak

Associate, Student Experience

Alexis Magder

Associate, Wellness Equity

Ezinne Ndukwe

Coordinator, Student Development

Shimmi Kelly

Coordinator, Gender Equality Network

Arshad Panchbhaya

Coordinator, Accessibility

Azaad Gill

Coordinator, Recognition and Awards

Cathy Jian

Sexual Wellness Services

Shaurya Karky

Student Appeals Support


Ankita Mishra

Associate Vice President

Vanessa Leung


Michael Zhao

Student Appeals Support

Jack Liang

Student Experience

Shveta Suresh

Wellness Equity (includes accessibility)

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