11th President of the University of Southern California
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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.
from the Office of the President
Nikias Highlights International Webinar Celebrating the 2,500 Year Anniversary of the Battle of SalamisOctober 1, 2020 3:38 pm
President Emeritus C. L. Max Nikias highlighted an international webinar celebrating the 2,500-year anniversary of the Battle of Salamis between Athens and the Persian Empire.
Nikias Offers Bold Predictions on the Future of Higher Education Following the PandemicAugust 28, 2020 5:01 pm
At a global webinar focusing on the future of education in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, President Emeritus C. L. Max Nikias made several bold and passionate predictions.
Nikias Talks to Students at Los Angeles Harbor CollegeFebruary 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.