May 3, 2024

Los Angeles, CA - USC Director of Athletics, Jen Cohen, announced an addition to her senior staff, welcoming Senior Associate Athletic Director Michael Rorabaugh to the Trojan Family. 

Rorabaugh begins as USC Senior Associate Athletic Director and Chief Development Officer on May 6, while Worsham joined as Senior Associate Athletic Director for Strategic Communications & Brand Advancement on April 29. Rorabaugh and Worsham will serve on the Senior Leadership Team and report to Deputy Athletic Director for External, Jay Hilbrands.
"We are so excited to welcome Michael and Cody to the Trojan Family," said Athletic Director Jen Cohen. "Their proven leadership and expertise will bring tremendous value to our student-athletes, athletic department and USC community. Michael and Cody share our Trojan values and will play an essential role in strengthening the external team and positioning USC for success in the changing landscape. They are highly respected inside and outside the industry and will be terrific additions to our Senior Leadership Team."
Rorabaugh returns to college athletics after three years with the Oregon Health & Science University Foundation, where he most recently served as Vice President of Development and Chief Development officer. While at the OHSU Foundation, Rorabaugh and his team raised more than $100M annually and served as the strategic leader, principal fundraiser and chief spokesperson for all OHSU/Doernbecher Children's Hospital philanthropy programs and services. Rorabaugh joined OSHU from the University of Washington, spending four years in Seattle as Associate Athletic Director for Advancement in which he held leadership roles in the $6 billion 'Be Boundless' Campaign as well as the UW Basketball Operations and Softball Practice facility capital campaigns. His career in athletics development spans more than 15 years and includes stops at the University of Texas, UCLA, the University of Colorado and Oregon State.
As Chief Development Officer, Rorabaugh will lead USC Athletics' philanthropic efforts to raise principal and transformational gifts to carry out the department's missions and priorities. He will also collaborate closely with the University's Senior Vice President for University Advancement as well as with executive and academic leadership, deans, faculty and staff to establish and achieve school and department fundraising goals.
"I am beyond excited to join the Trojan Family," Rorabaugh said. "The history of success at the highest levels and tradition of excellence in competition and in the classroom are unparalleled at USC, and something that I have long admired. I am truly honored to be a part of this team and would like to extend gratitude to Jen Cohen, Jay Hilbrands and Scott Rabenold for this opportunity. I can't wait to get to work with our incredible donors who do so much for the extraordinary student-athletes and coaches at USC."