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Presidential Search

The process to select the 12th president of USC is underway, and the Board of Trustees has retained Isaacson Miller, one of the nation’s most accomplished education recruitment firms with deep experience at the highest levels of academia. They will be joined by international search firm Heidrick & Struggles, who will serve in an advisory capacity to ensure we evaluate the broadest landscape of world-class leaders. The goal is to complete this search within four to six months.

The Board has also approved forming the Presidential Search Advisory Committee that will seek input from our diverse University community through in-person listening sessions and a presidential search website. This committee will include the chairs of the Board’s various sub-committees, and in the coming weeks they will seek recommendations from faculty representatives across our campuses. As I have said before, it is critical that this process embraces your perspectives to help guide the committee in identifying the most qualified and talented person to lead our University forward. We will share more details in the coming days and weeks.

From a message to the USC community from the Board of Trustees Chairman Rick J. Caruso, on August 7, 2018.