Stories by Annette Moore:
In memoriam: Dennis Dougherty, 76
Dennis Dougherty III, the USC senior vice president for finance and chief financial officer from 1990 to 2008, died of cancer on Nov. 7.
In memoriam: Barbara J. Rossier, 78
USC Trustee Barbara J. Rossier, namesake of the USC Rossier School of Education, died on Aug. 11 following a valiant battle with lung cancer.
Health care advocate Mitchell Lew named USC trustee
Physician, health care entrepreneur and longtime USC volunteer Mitchell W. Lew ’83, MD ’87 has been elected to the USC Board of Trustees.
In memoriam: Merwyn C. Gill
USC alumnus and trustee Merwyn C. “M.C.” Gill ’37, founder and chairman emeritus of the M.C. Gill Corporation, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of reinforced plastics, died on May 30, just two months shy of his 103rd birthday.
John Mork elected to head USC Board of Trustees
John Mork, founder and CEO of Denver-based Energy Corporation of America, has been elected chair of the USC Board of Trustees. He replaces Edward P. Roski Jr., who has chaired the board since June 2008.
Catholic Studies institute receives gift of $1 million
An anonymous donor has given $1 million to the Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies at USC to foster greater understanding, cooperation and unity among Christian denominations and churches.
Nikiases and Marlo Thomas honored by Town and Gown
Town and Gown of USC held its annual benefit luncheon on April 9. This year’s event honored USC President C. L. Max Nikias and Niki C. Nikias and actress Marlo Thomas.
Leonard D. Schaeffer elected to USC Board of Trustees
Leonard D. Schaeffer, founding chairman and CEO of WellPoint, has been elected to the USC Board of Trustees.
Frank J. Fertitta III joins USC board
Frank J. Fertitta III ’84, chairman and CEO of Las Vegas-based Station Casinos and Fertitta Entertainment, a resort and casino development and management company, has been elected to the USC Board of Trustees.
USC Dornsife launches $750 million fundraising drive
The USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences kicked off its $750 million fundraising initiative with a gala that drew some 350 friends, administrators, faculty and students to the Ronald Tutor Campus Center.
Philanthropist Glorya Kaufman named USC trustee
Internationally celebrated arts patron Glorya Kaufman has been elected a life member of the USC Board of Trustees.
In memoriam: Forrest N. Shumway, 85
Forrest N. Shumway, former vice chairman of Allied-Signal Inc. and former chairman and CEO of the Signal Companies Inc., died on Dec. 4 in San Diego. He was 85.
Widney Society honors USC’s million-dollar donors
On the eve of the founding of USC, Judge Robert Maclay Widney assembled a small council of leaders and shared his vision for the great university they would establish on the American frontier.
USC breaks ground on Verna and Peter Dauterive Hall
Amid fanfare from the Trojan Marching Band and a flurry of cardinal and gold confetti, ground was broken for Verna and Peter Dauterive Hall.
In Memoriam: Lei Jieqiong, 106
Lei Jieqiong MA ’31, an educator and sociologist who achieved widespread renown in the political and academic arenas, died of illness in Beijing on Jan. 9. She was 106.
In Memoriam: David S. Tappan Jr.
USC life trustee David S. Tappan Jr. died Sept. 27 at his home in Newport Beach. He was 88.
In Memoriam: Herbert G. Klein, 91
Herbert G. Klein, a veteran journalist and the White House’s first director of communications, died on July 2. He was 91.
Verna Dauterive pledges $25 million to USC
The historic gift is the largest yet made by an African-American to a U.S. institution of higher learning.
Epstein Gives $4M for New Alumni Center
Opening in 2010, the Epstein Family Alumni Center will be a hub for the USC Alumni Association.
Sample and Nikias Garner National Awards
Engineering society honors USC’s president and provost for their exceptional leadership and contributions.
Rick J. Caruso Elected to USC Board
The developer, entrepreneur and philanthropist with longtime ties to Los Angeles embodies Trojan values, says President Sample.
David Lee named to USC Board of Trustees
David L. Lee Elected to USC Board
Co-founder of Clarity Partners brings extensive communications and media industry experience to his new post.
New Institute Created With $6M Gift
The USC Norman Levan Institute for Humanities and Ethics will provide a forum in which students can explore different modes of thinking and responding to the world.