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.
Nikias transitions to president emeritusAugust 7, 2018 5:54 pm
C. L. Max Nikias has moved into the role of President Emeritus and Life Trustee of the university. This decision follows the announcement, earlier this summer, that the Board of Trustees and Dr. Nikias had agreed to an orderly transition and that a Special Committee of the Board would commence a search for a new president. He will continue to serve as a tenured professor and holder of the Malcolm R. Currie Chair in Technology and the Humanities, and will assist with the transition of the incoming president. Click through to read the full press release.
Nikias leads USC delegation to D.C. for meetings with lawmakersApril 19, 2018 12:22 pmThe trustees and administrators discussed issues ranging from quantum computing to DACA students. Led by President C. L. Max Nikias, a delegation of 13 USC trustees and university administrators went to Washington, D.C., this week for the university’s annual visit to the nation’s capital. The visit kicked off Tuesday evening with a reception hosted by Nikias and his wife, Niki C. Nikias, for 500 alumni, parents and special guests including friends of the university and elected officials. Read the full story here.
Nikias honor reflects USC’s investment in brain mapping, bioscienceApril 17, 2018 12:17 pmUSC president C. L. Max Nikias receives Humanitarian Award USC President C. L. Max Nikias was honored April 14 with the Humanitarian Award of the Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics. The award is presented to physicians and scientists who have made significant contributions to survival and quality of life of patients across the globe. “It’s a tremendous honor to accept this award on behalf of the university,” said Nikias, emphasizing the priority USC has given to this important discipline. “Because of the potential to improve…