Dean Joan at the University of Southern California

Though Joan Schaefer is officially the Dean of Women Emerita, in Trojan circles everywhere she is known simply as "Dean Joan."

One word summarizes the relationship that Dean Joan Metcalf Schaefer has had with the University of Southern California over more than 60 years.  One word summarized the relationship that Dean Joan has had with thousands of students who have sought her counsel throughout those years  One word summarizes the relationship that Joan has always had with her friends.  That one word is commitment.

Though Joan Schaefer is officially the Dean of Women Emerita, in Trojan circles everywhere she is known simply as "Dean Joan."  Her role at USC, she says, really developed "not by title, but by what I created it to be."

Please take a moment to explore her site.  You'll find information on the Dean Joan Metcalf Schaefer ScholarshipsThe International Summer School in Cambridge, England and other areas that have seen Dean Joan's involvement at the University of Southern California.

Dean Joan with just two of her many students

Dean Joan USC Photo Album
If you would like to see many more photos from Dean Joan's years at USC, click on the image below and you'll be taken to our photo blog.  There, you can peruse a gallery of photos, add your comments, and forward the photo to friends and family. If you would like to add a photo of you with Dean Joan to this album, attach the photo to this email with your name and year.  Thank you.
DEAN JOAN METCALF SCHAEFER
The Official Website of Dean Joan, the USC Dean of Women Emerita

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