Rick J. Caruso
Rick J. Caruso

Dear Members of the USC Family:

Welcome to the USC Presidential Search website. The process to select the 12th president of USC is now underway. It is critical that search process embraces your perspectives to help guide the Presidential Search Advisory Committee in identifying the most qualified and talented person to lead our University forward.

The Board of Trustees has formed the Presidential Search Advisory Committee. We recognize that selecting our next president is not only historic and consequential, but this is also the Board’s most inviolable and solemn fiduciary obligation. The 23-person Committee includes both trustees and academic leaders representing the diverse expertise of our great University. The Committee looks forward to engaging the broad USC family via this website to ensure we understand your vision and priorities for the next president.

To assist with the search, the Board of Trustees has retained Isaacson Miller, one of the nation’s most accomplished education recruitment firms with deep experience at the highest levels of academia. They will be joined by the international search firm Heidrick & Struggles, who will serve in an advisory capacity to ensure we evaluate the broadest landscape of world-class leaders.

This website will be updated to keep you informed of the progress. I hope you will share your input and recommendations with us.


Rick J. Caruso
USC Board of Trustees