11th President of the University of Southern California
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Dr. C. L. Max Nikias is the 11th president of the University of Southern California. Under his leadership, USC now stands among the world’s leading and most selective private research universities. USC is also one of the most economically diverse institutions in the nation, providing more than $300 million in student financial aid from its own funds every year.
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USC delegation brings Cal Grants plea to SacramentoApril 9, 2015 1:35 pmUSC President C. L. Max Nikias led a delegation of trustees and senior administrators to the State Capitol in Sacramento today to speak with Gov. Jerry Brown and lawmakers including Senate Minority Leader Bob Huff, Assemblymember Reggie Sawyer-Jones and Senator Kevin De Leon. USC delegates stressed the importance of maintaining the current level of Cal Grant awards, which provide support for low- and middle-income students pursuing undergraduate degrees. Support cuts While Cal Grants for students at public institutions have increased in value, students who choose…
President Nikias addresses Mexico’s Council of Foreign RelationsMarch 5, 2015 9:44 am
Hghlighting the potential of educational diplomacy, USC President C. L. Max Nikias spoke this morning to members of Consejo Mexicano de Asuntos Internacionales (COMEXI), Mexico’s Council of Foreign Relations. COMEXI’s members include foreign and Mexican diplomats, industry leaders, elected officials and various government and non-governmental organizations.
In his remarks, Nikias stressed the important and evolving role research universities will play in supporting and promoting global partnerships and development and described the initiatives USC is undertaking to be at the center of this international push.
USC honors Mexico’s Secretary of Foreign Affairs, José Antonio Meade KuribreñaMarch 4, 2015 9:43 am
At a special reception and dinner Tuesday at Mexico City’s historic Palacio de Autonomía, USC President C. L. Max Nikias honored Mexican Foreign Secretary José Antonio Meade Kuribreña with the inaugural Judge Widney Award.
Nikias presented the award in recognition of Meade’s leadership and the important gains Mexico’s foreign ministry has made in establishing educational diplomacy and building research and innovation partnerships between Mexico and the United States.