University of Southern California

About USC

Senior Administration

USC is governed by a Board of Trustees and led by President C. L. Max Nikias in conjunction with a senior administrative team responsible for managing institutional operations through administrative units and schools. Additionally, the Academic Senate, Undergraduate Student Government, and Graduate and Professional Student Senate have power to make studies, reports and recommendations to the president in matters pertaining to their constituencies.


C. L. Max Nikias


Michael Quick

Michael Quick

Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Robert Abeles

Robert Abeles

Senior Vice President, Finance, and Chief Financial Officer


Albert R. Checcio

Senior Vice President, University Advancement

Todd Dickey

Todd R. Dickey

Senior Vice President, Administration


Thomas E. Jackiewicz

Senior Vice President and Chief Executive Officer for Keck Medicine of USC


Thomas S. Sayles

Senior Vice President, University Relations

Patrick C. Haden

Patrick C. Haden

Athletic Director


Lisa Mazzocco

Chief Investment Officer

Carol Mauch Amir

Carol Mauch Amir

General Counsel and Secretary of the University