Felicia A. Washington, Senior Vice President

Prior to USC, Felicia held the Chief People Officer position at UNC-Chapel Hill where she was Vice Chancellor for Workforce Strategy, Equity & Engagement, overseeing Human Resources, Equal Opportunity & TIX, and Diversity & Inclusion. Prior to that, Felicia spent 23 years in private legal practice. She has also served on numerous boards, including the North Carolina Medical Board and the Board of Trustees at UNC-Chapel Hill. Felicia is the immediate past chair of an organization whose membership is exclusively the CHROs of AAU universities, the ARU-HRI.

Felicia A. Washington was appointed Senior Vice President of Human Resources in June 2019 and in January 2020 her role expanded to oversee three USC offices: Culture, Ethics, and Compliance; Equity, Equal Opportunity, and Title IX; and Professionalism and Ethics.  She serves in USC’s inaugural HR officer position responsible for designing a professionalized and aligned human resources strategy across all core HR functions, as well as designing the processes and securing the tools and systems for successful implementation. Alignment of HR and the culture, equity, and compliance functions allow for keen focus on driving innovative, caring people practices, and engaging approximately 40,000 staff and faculty.

Felicia A. Washington, Senior Vice President, HR, Equity, and Compliance (Photo/Gus Ruelas)
Felicia A. Washington, Senior Vice President, HR, Equity, and Compliance (Photo/Steve Cohn)

A resident of Playa Vista, California, Felicia enjoys walks in the sun with her husband, Ron, and traveling with their five children and their families, especially grandchildren Averie and Miles.