Statement from the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees

May 23, 2018

The Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees today announced we have unanimously decided to form a special committee of the board to hire outside counsel to conduct an independent investigation into the misconduct and reporting failures that occurred at the USC student health center. Outside counsel will report directly to the special committee, which will operate independently, but will report its findings to the full Board of Trustees.

The behavior exhibited by the former physician was reprehensible, and we will hold people accountable if we find they failed to report or take action to ensure the well-being and safety of patients and students. To those affected, we are deeply sorry.

The special committee of trustees will be chaired by Rick Caruso and will include Wanda Austin, Suzanne Dworak-Peck, Stanley Gold and Leonard Schaeffer.