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Message to USC Ambassadors – June 2019

My tenure as USC’s interim president will come to a close on June 30, so I would like to begin with some words of heartfelt gratitude.  The support I have received over the last year has been extraordinary, and I … Continue reading

Message to USC Ambassadors – April 2019

Commencement is fast approaching, and promises to be an extraordinary day for our graduating students and their families.  I very much look forward to participating as president.  It has been one of my life’s greatest honors to serve as interim … Continue reading

Message to USC Ambassadors – March 2019

I would like to focus this month’s letter on the wonderful news that the USC community has selected its twelfth president: Dr. Carol L. Folt.  Her appointment follows an extensive national search, from which she emerged as the clear choice.  … Continue reading

Message to USC Ambassadors – February 2019

USC recently hosted the fourth annual First Generation Summit, bringing together 350 first-generation USC students and their mentors, as well as students from other local colleges and universities.  I had the privilege of sharing my own story: my parents believed … Continue reading

Message to USC Ambassadors – January 2019

For so many of us, a new year brings a list of resolutions and a hope that we can help others even more.  The truth is: there is already so much that we do, something I see every day on … Continue reading

Message to USC Ambassadors – December 2018

I would like to begin this month’s letter with my warmest wishes for the coming year, and the hope that 2019 brings you and your loved ones health, happiness, and joy.  The holiday season is always special at USC, as … Continue reading

Message to USC Ambassadors – November 2018

The spirit of our Trojan Family shines even brighter during times of adversity, and I was so heartened to see how we came together in the wake of the Thousand Oaks shooting and the devastating fires that have broken out … Continue reading

Message to USC Ambassadors – October 2018

As many of you know, my background is in aeronautical engineering, and so I was particularly excited by the release of the film First Man, which focuses on one of USC’s most illustrious alumni: Neil Armstrong.  Our Viterbi School of … Continue reading

Message to USC Ambassadors – September 2018

As the fall semester began, I had the privilege of addressing this year’s incoming class at New Student Convocation.  This is a special group of students!  USC received more applications than ever—twice as many as eight years ago—and the university’s … Continue reading

The USC Village Opens

The USC Village is a state-of-the-art, 15-acre student living and learning complex is home to 2,500 undergraduate students, setting a new standard for student life — with leadership, academic, social and recreational programming that provides a culturally rich educational environment.

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The Village Rises

A living and learning environment in one of the world’s leading metropolises, the USC Village will have all the amenities and comforts of a town center for students and neighborhood families, set amid vibrant green spaces for open recreation.


The L.A. City Council unanimously approves the USC Village project, expected to bring $1.1 billion in economic impact to the neighborhood.


On Sept. 16, the Trojan Family cheers the launch of the biggest fundraising campaign in the history of USC, and of American higher education.


USC marks the 100th anniversary of the Trojans nickname — one of the most iconic monikers in sports history — for its athletic teams.


For the third year in a row, The Princeton Review names USC the top school in the country for studying video game design.


The $70 million, 110,000-square-foot John McKay Center, located just west of Heritage Hall, will house meeting rooms, coaches’ offices and a locker room for the football program, as well as an academic center, weight room, athletic training room and state-of-the-art … Continue reading


USC kicks off Visions and Voices: The USC Arts and Humanities Initiative.


For the second year in a row, GamePro magazine and the Princeton Review give USC’s game-design program the top ranking in North America.