• “The Destined Reign of Troy”

    C. L. Max Nikias first arrived at USC in 1991, and has served as a professor, national research center director, engineering dean, provost, and president. He serves the university as a life trustee and as its president emeritus. During his tenure as president, Nikias advanced USC’s premier academic and global standing, led a generational upgrade and expansion of both of the university’s campuses, and created college pathways for low-income students.

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    C. L. Max Nikias, president of USC

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  • Nikias Talks to Students at Los Angeles Harbor College

    February 24, 2020 8:52 am

    USC Professor and President Emeritus C. L. Max Nikias met with community college students at Los Angeles Harbor College for a wide-ranging discussion centering on how community college students can complete their education at USC and immigration issues.

  • Nikias interviews Uncensored author Zachary Wood at the Rancho Mirage Writers Festival

    February 3, 2020 1:20 pm

    Zachary Wood, author of Uncensored, a brutally honest and gripping memoir of a young African American man’s struggle to rise above poverty and racism, shared his unique perspectives on free speech, race and education with USC Professor and President Emeritus C. L. Max Nikias at the Rancho Mirage Writers Festival.

  • Nikias Participates in Higher Education Panel at Rancho Mirage Writers Festival

    February 3, 2020 1:20 pm

    Former California Governor Gray Davis moderated a wide-ranging and lively panel, “What Is the Future of Higher Education?” at the Rancho Mirage Writers Festival featuring USC President Emeritus and Professor C. L. Max Nikias and USC University Professor Geoffrey Cowan.

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