Keck School of Medicine of USC Dean Search

From the Office of the Provost

MEMORANDUM

To:Keck School of Medicine of USC Faculty, Staff, and Students
From:Charles F. Zukoski
 Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
 Steven D. Shapiro
 Senior Vice President for Health Affairs
Date:June 4, 2021
Subject:Search for the New Dean of the Keck School of Medicine of USC

We are pleased to announce that we have appointed a search committee to identify and recruit the next dean to lead the Keck School of Medicine of USC. We will be co-chairing the committee and the complete roster follows this memo.

This committee is assembled to help us select the very best candidate for the Keck School and guide the school in its mission to improve the quality of life for individuals and society by promoting health, preventing and curing disease, advancing biomedical research, and educating tomorrow’s physicians and scientists.

As the search moves forward, we will follow the same procedures that have been observed in other dean searches. The committee will review nominations, conduct interviews, and advise us on finalists. Those who are asked to interview the final candidates will be invited to send their comments regarding the strengths and possible weaknesses of these candidates to us directly and confidentially.

To assist us in this important search, we have engaged the executive search firm Issacson, Miller; David Bellshaw is our primary consultant. We will follow up soon with additional information about how you can provide your nominations and input, and we will keep you informed of progress. You can also follow updates at our dean search website: https://deansearch.usc.edu.

The Search Advisory Committee will host listening sessions for Keck faculty, staff, and students. We hope you will join and share your feedback regarding what the next dean of the Keck School will need to be successful.

StaffFriday, June 11, 8:00-9:00am PDT  
StudentsWednesday, June 16, 7:30-8:30am PDT  
FacultyThursday, June 17, 7:00-8:00am PDT  

Thank you for your participation and support of the Keck School of Medicine of USC as we work together to seek our next leader who will actively advance our academic excellence and global leadership.

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About the Keck School of Medicine of USC

The Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California was established in 1885 as the region’s first medical school and the second professional school founded at USC.

In July 1999, the University of Southern California announced that it had received a gift of $110 million from the W.M. Keck Foundation—the largest gift ever made to a medical school at the time and the largest single gift ever made by the Keck Foundation. USC, which committed to raising $330 million in matching funds, renamed its medical school the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California to recognize the generosity of the foundation. The gift has enabled the Keck School to pursue strategic initiatives aimed at transforming the Keck School of Medicine to one of the most highly regarded and competitive medical schools in the nation. A large portion of the gift is being invested in the expansion of Keck School research efforts, including the new Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute. The Institute aims to expand scientific knowledge of the causes, progression and treatment of degenerative diseases of the brain, such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and other debilitating illnesses.

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News & Updates

Updates from the Office of the Provost regarding the search for the New Dean.