Nearly two years ago, NBC4’s Conan Nolan spoke to USC President C.L. Max Nikias. On May 14, 2017, Nikias returned to provide an update on a wide range of topics including USC Village, national rankings, fall admits and diversity and inclusion.
Nikias discussed his excitement about the fall opening of USC Village, which he said would transform not only the USC community, but the entire neighborhood. The Village includes six buildings that house residential colleges, retail stores such as Target Express and Trader Joe’ss, restaurants, and a gym.
Nikias also touched upon the price of higher education and discussed a recent challenge he had issued to peer universities to increase diversity.
Watch the full interview below: