Leadership Team

Roopali Malhotra

Chief of Staff to the Vice President for Student Affairs

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Roopali Malhotra is the Senior Advisor to the Vice President for Student Affairs. In this role, Roopali provides guidance and leadership across a number of student affairs administrative, policy and strategic matters. She serves as the primary advisor to the Title IX Appeal Panel, Student Behavior Appeal Panel, and Peer Review Appeal Panel. She is the Student Affairs liaison to the Office of the General Counsel, the Office of Compliance, the Office of Equity and Diversity, the Title IX Coordinator, ADA Coordinator, Office of Government Relations and the Clery Coordinator.

She came to USC from the Office of Counsel at the University of Illinois, where she advised the Board of Trustees, chief administrators, and the faculty senate on issues related to shared governance, fiduciary duties, conflicts of interest, and compliance with state and federal laws. She earned her Juris Doctorate from the University of Illinois College of Law, a Master’s in Bioethics from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and a Bachelor of Science from Pennsylvania State University.