Rick Caruso Elected Chair Of USC Board Of Trustees

Talk about timing!

USC announced today Rick Caruso was elected as chair of the Board of Trustees, succeeding John Mork.

Today was the annual business meeting of the board, and it could not have come at a better time. Caruso is the face the trustees want to lead the board during a crisis. He served on the Coliseum Commission, L.A. Police Commission and was a commissioner for the L.A. Dept. of Water and Power.

Mork got burned last week when he issued the Board of Trustees’ statement of support for Max Nikias. He also did not want to be in the spot light.

“Submerged whales don’t get harpooned,” he told Forbes in 2011.

Caruso said Thursday it is vital to establish “checks and balances within the university and have stronger collaborative engagement among the board, the president’s office, the Academic Senate, Staff Assembly, the student body and alumni.”

He also announced, “the Special Committee of the Board of Trustees has retained O’Melveny & Myers LLP to conduct an independent investigation into improper conduct and reporting failures at the student health center.”

He is best known as the owner of shopping centers like the Grove at Farmers Market in West L.A. and the Americana at Brand in Glendale.

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11 thoughts on “Rick Caruso Elected Chair Of USC Board Of Trustees

  1. Great….maybe he has the understanding to address why Al Cowlings’ name was put on one of the new school buildings……glorifying murder is offensive…….Cowlings needs to go…….and if Mr. Public Storage doesn’t like it, too bad….unbelievable how these people try to buy the stink off…

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    1. Cowlings name was put on the dorm as a condition for getting it built by the donor who gave $15 million anonymously. This was put up by Wolf himself on the old inside so cal 28th June 2017.

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      1. After seeing OJ’s confession since, I believe Al Cowlings knew what happened and the Bronco scene was a farce….

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    2. Cowlings had nothing to do with any crime of passion. Verdict for O.J.
      was not guilty in any case. Your statement is asinine in the first place.
      Rather see Cowlings than your ugly mug on campus any day. You must
      be a ‘ruin in disguise with your stupidity.

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