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Carol L. Folt

University of Southern California’s 12th president

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Carol L. Folt

University of Southern California’s 12th president

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Carol L. Folt

University of Southern California’s 12th president

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Carol L. Folt

University of Southern California’s 12th president

Carol Folt shows the victory sign to the crowd during commencement

Carol L. Folt

University of Southern California’s 12th president

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Carol L. Folt

University of Southern California’s 12th president

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University of Southern California’s 12th president

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University of Southern California’s 12th president

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Carol L. Folt

University of Southern California’s 12th president

Carol Folt with the USC Helenes

Carol L. Folt

University of Southern California’s 12th president

“We are experiencing our own Galileo moment. We’re seeing problems as opportunities, exercising muscles we didn’t know we had, tapping into wells of expertise and knowledge–and compassion–we didn’t know were so deep.”

– Carol L. Folt, from her State of the University address

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President Folt with other panelists at the Milken Global Conference 2021

How to build trust in a time of distrust

President Folt explains how actions should live up to words. It’s part of the Milken Institute’s Global Conference discussion with former Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff, Politico’s Ryan Heath, and Michael Perkinson of Guggenheim Partners.

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Students from Kaufman school of dance react to their introduction during new student convocation, August 19, 2021.

Trojans together again

President Folt notes the Trojan Family’s triumphant return to the campuses in her latest message. She also shares the breathtaking performances of Trojan athletes from the Tokyo Olympics, highlights of campus activity this summer, new leadership and USC’s continued partnership with its surrounding communities.

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A family member taking a picture of a USC student during convocation

New student convocation welcomes two classes to USC

The Trojan tradition takes on special meaning for first- and second-year students who are experiencing USC in person for the first time. Watch as President Folt and the university community welcome the newest Trojans.

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President Folt, Mayor Garcetti and UK climate envoy talk sustainability

At the Los Angeles Business Council’s annual Sustainability Summit, President Carol L. Folt emphasized the role of universities in helping to combat a global warming emergency.

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Fall 2021

President Folt's Fall 2021 Update

Fall 2021 Semester Update

President Carol L. Folt welcomes more than 44,000 students and nearly 12,000 faculty and staff back to USC. She also provides an update of measures in place to curb the spread of COVID-19 within the campus community.

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