USC’s leadership includes the university president, board of trustees, academic deans and senior administration. These dedicated individuals are steered by a profound passion for guiding the university’s central mission.

“A great university like ours should have an arc of purpose that encompasses … our past — while at the same time striving and building a better … future.”

President Carol Folt, from the 2022 State of the University Address

“The Trojan Family has no boundaries on its power to do good — not by geography, not by generation, not by school or discipline, and not by any other difference.”

Suzanne Nora Johnson, Chair, USC Board of Trustees