I spoke to a donor who spent some time around Carol Folt during graduation week and said the USC president exuded more confidence than ever.
“She’s having a good year, that’s the impression conveyed,” the donor said. “She was proud of hiring Lincoln Riley but really there was a lot of talk and anticipation about Rick Caruso becoming mayor and how USC will benefit from that, which also benefits her.
“Her power will be at a high mark if-and-when he becomes mayor. Everyone knew she was his choice to be president and there is a lot of anticipation (on campus) about what will happen when he gets elected.”
Folt recently put out a video (below) to alumni where she said “we’re ending the year on an incredibly high note for USC athletics.”
An example she cited was “a record turnout at our spring football game.”
Imagine what she will say when USC is good in football and wins more than one national title in athletics in a single year and wins the Crosstown Cup!