Professor Emeritus of Urban Planning and Spatial Analysis
Alan Kreditor served as senior vice president for university advancement from 1992 to 2008. In that position, he directed USC’s relations with the philanthropic and volunteer communities, including prominent individual supporters, charitable foundations, corporate donors, and alumni.
During his tenure as senior vice president, Kreditor spearheaded the most ambitious fund-raising effort in USC’s history, the Building on Excellence campaign. Concluding in December 2002, the campaign raised more than $2.9 billion, making it the most successful campaign in the history of American higher education.
Another focus of Kreditor’s senior vice presidency was strengthening and expanding the university’s international relations. Kreditor established an office of international development and alumni relations to solidify USC’s educational partnerships, particularly in the Pacific Rim, and personally led several delegations to Asia to meet with educators, alumni, and friends of the university.
Also a professor of planning and development at the university, Kreditor served as dean of the USC School of Urban Planning and Development for 18 years, during which time he was instrumental in establishing the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate, a national leader in real estate research, student programming, and professional education.