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

Carol Mauch Amir

Senior Vice President and General Counsel

Albert R. Checcio

Senior Vice President, University Advancement

Todd R. Dickey

Senior Vice President, Administration

Thomas E. Jackiewicz

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

Lisa Mazzocco

Chief Investment Officer

Thomas S. Sayles

Senior Vice President, University Relations

James M. Staten

Senior Vice President, Finance, and Chief Financial Officer

Lynn Swann

Athletic Director

Dennis Cornell

Dennis Cornell

USC Chief of Staff