Reflecting on a Year of Healing and Change at USC
“I was determined to leave things better than I found them,” says Wanda Austin, who transfers leadership of USC to Carol L. Folt in July.
Helping College Students Thrive, Not Just Survive
At colleges across the country, anxiety and depression are growing. Here’s how Trojans are tackling mental health.
USC State of the University: ‘I really believe this is a defining moment’
In the president’s annual address, Wanda M. Austin praises staff and faculty accomplishments and calls for USC to cultivate a community that works together.
New ethics and compliance leader brings a focus on values
Stacy Giwa is helping the university reflect on and strengthen its culture, emphasizing ethical decision-making and transparency.
Two named to new USC Office of the Ombuds
In newly created roles, Katherine Greenwood and Thomas Kosakowski will provide independent, confidential and impartial support for the university community.
USC boosts prevention and outreach efforts to reduce sexual and relationship violence on campus
New training programs and prevention specialists emphasize a community approach to curbing sexual assault and promoting healthy relationships.
New USC physician: Stay healthy by focusing on prevention and balancing your life
Vladimir Ayvazyan, the newest physician to join USC Student Health, is himself an avid swimmer.
USC 2018 | A year of profound changes for the university
✌ Year in review: Take a look back at a memorable year in which the university refocused on its priorities and made major changes to reinforce those Trojan Family values.
New director of professionalism and ethics emphasizes collaboration, communication
Mark Manley plans to strengthen USC’s culture of integrity and accountability while tracking sensitive complaints and investigations across the university.
Newest primary care doctor brings specialty in adolescent medicine
Alumna Heather Needham will work at USC Student Health and teach at the Keck School of Medicine of USC.
Next president should embody university’s core values, USC community says
More than 500 students and staff and faculty members shared their thoughts and concerns during a recent series of listening sessions tied to the presidential search.
USC launches new office to oversee complaint monitoring and investigations
As a centralized hub for managing complaints across the university, the USC Office of Professionalism and Ethics will provide greater oversight and accountability.
Sexual violence prevention and services make campuses safer
Brenda Ingram, who came to USC in July to oversee relationship and sexual violence prevention and services, wants to be part of a cultural sea change.
New USC Student Health doctor helps shape young adults’ well-being
Erin Jones wants to be a vigilant sounding board for students in need of counseling.
New chief of professionalism and ethics wants to instill culture of fairness, integrity
Michael Blanton will oversee a new office dedicated to handling complaints and sensitive investigations across the university.
USC Student Health services for women grow as alumna joins staff
Education and health care go together for OB-GYN Deirdre Logan, who returns to her alma mater after 14 years at a community clinic.
New counseling chief increases student access to mental health care
USC Student Health will add 10 more mental health providers, boosting its capacity to provide counseling directly to students in need.
Meet Wanda Austin, the first woman and African-American to lead USC
The USC alumna and trustee talks about the challenges and opportunities ahead for the university, her plans as interim president, and a lifetime of breaking through barriers — but don’t call her a “pioneer.”
Major enhancements take shape in USC Student Health
University professionals aim to set a gold standard in college health on University Park and Health Sciences campuses.
Newly arrived OB-GYN wants to educate and empower USC students
Anne Michels sees her new post as an opportunity to make a positive difference for young women at USC.
C. L. Max Nikias steps down as president, as search for new leader is underway
USC president agrees to step aside immediately, will continue as a tenured professor and assist with the transition of the incoming president.
Wanda Austin, engineer and businesswoman, named USC interim president
A USC trustee and alumna, she is internationally recognized for her work in aeronautics and leadership development.
Rick Caruso is elected chair of USC Board of Trustees
The real estate developer and civic leader is a long-serving member of the USC community, an alumnus and a current parent.