Kris Klinger - Assistant Vice President, USC Hospitality and USC Hotel Auxiliary Services

Kris oversees multiple business units including USC Hospitality and the USC Hotel and contributes on special university projects. Since joining Auxiliary Services in 2009 as Director of Hospitality, Kris has made significant contributions across retail operations which include 43 venues between the two USC campuses, opening 19 new venues, rebranding 11 venues and strategically implementing 7 new USC brands. His creation of Marketing, Learning & Development and Compliance programs in Hospitality has since developed into cross functional departments in Auxiliary Services. Kris recently added USC Housing to his portfolio, whose team drove the 2017 opening of state of the art residential college living for 2,500 students in the USC Village, the biggest development in the history of South Los Angeles. Kris holds a Bachelor’s degree in German and International Relations from the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences and earned an Executive Masters in Business Administration from the USC Marshall School of Business.