In the capital, USC leaders bring higher education issues to lawmakers
Posted Mar. 10, 2014, at 5:40pm
USC President C. L. Max Nikias and a delegation of USC leadership will meet with policymakers in Washington, D.C., this week as part of USC in D.C. 2014.
Nikias, Provost Elizabeth Garrett and USC deans and trustees will share USC’s leadership role in research, education, health care and civic engagement with senators and members of congress.
In addition to Nikias and Garrett, the delegation includes Trustees Wanda Austin, Lisa Barkett, Christopher Cox, Richard DeBeikes, Robert Padgett, Bruce Ramer, Edward Roski, Leonard Schaeffer and Jeff Smulyan.
The trip comes at a time of political breakthrough on budget issues in Washington, but amid considerable belt tightening. One of the issues USC will advocate for is continued prudent investment in financial aid for college students. USC has one of the nation’s largest financial aid pools and nearly a quarter of students are low-income.