Lucy Samuels
Administrative Manager
Tel: (213) 743-1819
E-mail: samuels@usc.edu

Lucy Samuels is an Office Manager at the Technology Transfer Center at USC‘s School of Engineering. She is responsible for coordinating personnel/payroll activities for department staff, overseeing confidential recording, controlling equipment and supplies and coordinating automated information systems, facilities and space planning for operations and staff reporting to the executive director. She assists in developing and coordinating department policies and procedures, reviews, analyzes and makes recommendations to the Executive Director regarding requests submitted by departmental staff (i.e. expenditure or personnel requests). Reviews and prioritizes requested information and takes necessary steps to address issues and resolve problems. She also monitors status of pending items and follows-up as needed. Develops and administers budget and gathers pertinent data to develop projections. Authorizes expenditures within established limits. Tracks and monitors budget activity and analyzes variances. Acts as liaison between the executive director in sensitive, confidential or high profile contacts inside and outside the department. Participates in proposal development and contracts and grants administration. Interacts with university contract administrators and agency representatives to provide information, resolve questions or problems and coordinate on-site visits. Assists the project director and project managers in overall operation and administration of the marketing and outreach activities for the ETTC's NASA Far West RTTC Program. This includes managing the contracts and the contractual obligations (financial, monthly, quarterly and final reports, metrics, etc.) of the eight Far West RTTC affiliates. Promotes the services and/or products of the Far West RTTC to the eight affiliates, keeps the affiliates informed in a timely manner of the Center's activities.