Statement from the USC Board of Trustees

“The Board of Trustees is troubled by the distressing reports about USC’s former student health center physician, and we offer our deepest sympathies to those affected. We have zero tolerance for this conduct and will ensure that people are held accountable for actions that threaten the university student body and do not reflect our culture of respect, care and ethics.

The executive committee of the board has full confidence in President Nikias’ leadership, ethics and values and is certain that he will successfully guide our community forward. We strongly support President Nikias’ implementation of a thorough and comprehensive action plan that addresses these issues and enables USC to continue exemplifying our Trojan Family values as we move forward.”