Appointment of Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer

It is my pleasure to announce the appointment of Joel Curran as USC’s senior vice president and chief communications officer. Effective July 10, Joel will lead all of USC’s central communications and events functions.

Trojans Spring Forward: Spring 2023

As we conclude this academic year and prepare for another, I hope you’ll take a moment to see exciting highlights and read incredible stories of Trojans everywhere who are making their mark.

Launching USC’s Frontiers of Computing

Our unifying goal with this initiative is to create a digital backbone that embeds computational power, digital literacy, and evolving technologies into all disciplines. By enhancing pedagogy and programs in all 22 diverse schools and institutes at USC, we will prepare leaders to be digitally fluent, technologically adept, and, above all, ethically sound.

Announcing USC’s new Provost

It is my pleasure to announce the appointment of Andrew Guzman as USC’s next provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, starting July 1, 2023. Dr. Guzman is a renowned legal scholar and economist, and an innovative academic leader with decades of experience building programs across multiple disciplines. In his new role, he will also hold the Shelly and Ofer Nemirovsky Provost’s Chair.

A Message to USC and CHLA Communities

We are writing to share wonderful news that USC is establishing a new research collaboration with Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) to improve biomedical research and innovation. It will be funded by the annual proceeds from a $40 million legacy gift from USC’s endowment dedicated to this purpose.

Announcing USC’s first Vice Provost for the Arts

Professor Josh Kun, Chair in Cross-Cultural Communication at USC Annenberg, has agreed to assume this role [Vice Provost of the Arts] on September 1, 2023.

A Message from President Carol Folt

As the news unfolded over the weekend, our community of Trojans – here and across the world – united in grief and shock over the shootings in Monterey Park.

Allyson Felix Field

I’m writing to share some wonderful news: we are naming the landmark athletic field located at Katherine B. Loker Track Stadium after one of our most illustrious Trojans – Allyson Felix (USC Rossier Class of ’08, Hon. Doctor of Humane Letters ’22).

Provost search announcement and new SVP for research and innovation

Congratulations to Dr. Puri – I am excited for the future of our research capacity. And thank you to the members of our provost search committee for agreeing to serve. I look forward to receiving the committee’s recommendations and finding the right individual to ensure our academic excellence for years to come.

Spring Semester Welcome from President Folt

I wanted to wish you well and share a few thoughts as we begin a new semester. There’s so much to look ahead to this spring!