Visit the USC State Capital Center


Located in historical downtown Sacramento, the USC State Capital Center facility provides an opportunity for students to learn in the very place where key policy decisions are made. The Center is home to the USC Price School of Public Policy in Sacramento and the USC Office of State Government Relations.

To schedule a visit with a representative of the Price School of Public Policy in Sacramento, please contact: Marianne Sims, or (916) 637-8963.


USC Sol Price School of Public Policy in Sacramento

Mailing Address:
USC Sol Price School of Public Policy
USC State Capital Center
1800 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95811-3004
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Telephone: (916) 442-6911
Fax: (916) 444-7712

Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Resident Faculty

Lois Takahashi Dr. Lois Takahashi
Professor and Director, USC Price School in Sacramento
Tel: (916) 637-8960

Juliet Ann Musso Dr. Juliet Ann Musso
Associate Professor
Vice Chair, Department of Governance, Management and the Policy Process
Tel: (916) 637-8986

Mindy Romero Dr. Mindy Romero
Research Assistant Professor
Director, California Civic Engagement Project (CCEP)
Tel: (916) 637-8987

Janet Denhardt Dr. Janet Denhardt
Chester A. Newland Professor of Public Administration
Tel: (916) 637-8978

Robert Denhardt Dr. Robert Denhardt
Teaching Professor (Emeritus)
Tel: (916) 637-8989

newland.jpg Dr. Chester Newland
Frances R. and John J. Duggan Professor Emeritus in Public Administration


Paul DanczykDr. Paul Danczyk
Director of Executive Education in Sacramento
Tel: (916) 637-8988

Tommy Royston Tommy Royston
Assistant Director, Executive Education in Sacramento
Tel: (916) 637-8974

Juliet Lee Dr. Juliet Lee
Director, Administration and External Relations, Price School in Sacramento
Tel: (916) 637-8972

Scott Steele Scott Steele
Facilities Coordinator
Tel: (916) 637-8963

Marianne Gonzales Sims Marianne Gonzales Sims
Tel: (916) 637-8962

Office of State Government Relations

Janet Lopez Janet Lopez
Executive Director
Tel: (916) 637-8983

Kathleen Soriano Kathleen Soriano
Legislative Assistant
Tel: (916) 637-8981

Sacramento Transportation

By Air:
The Sacramento International Airport is served by 14 airlines, including Southwest, United, Jet Blue, American and Alaska Airlines. The USC State Capital Center is located 11 miles from the Sacramento International Airport (about 15 minutes). Transportation from the airport is available by rental car, SuperShuttle (about $15 one-way) or taxi (about $40 one-way).

By Train:
Amtrak trains serve Sacramento daily. The Sacramento Amtrak station is located 1.5 miles from the USC State Capital Center at 401 I Street.


On-street parking (metered and 2-hour free parking) is available around the State Capital Center on 18th St. and on I St. Limited off-street parking is available under the State Capital Center for students, staff and visiting faculty.

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