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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

USC COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY

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

Quincy Watts, Carl L. Folt and Anna Cockrell

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 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

A Message from the President

As we head into the summer, I wanted to share some highlights from a monumental year at USC.

Have a wonderful summer and Fight On!

Carol L. Folt, President

News

Sustainability in Business Class

President Folt encourages business sustainability class to ‘engage people’s hearts’

The president — a biologist — notes that diverse perspectives are key to creating a more sustainable future, whether students come from backgrounds in business, engineering or the arts.

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Folt Earth Week Message

USC’s unofficial school color: Green

Progress in Earth-friendly practices under President Carol L. Folt is evident on the university’s campuses. President Folt opened Earth Week with her most impactful move yet — transitioning USC from non-biodegradable plastic beverage bottles.

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Joseph Medicine Crow Building Dedication

Signaling a cultural shift, President Folt dedicates landmark building to alum Joseph Medicine Crow

The president honors the Native American author, historian and war hero, whose legacy of fostering connections among cultures aligns with the purpose of the Center for International and Public Affairs.

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President Folt awards honorary degrees to Nisei Students who were removed to internment camps during WWII

Quest for honorary degrees ends as President Folt confers diplomas upon Nisei students

In a historic act of atonement, families from around the world received degrees in the names of Japanese American students who were forced into detention in 1942.

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