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Sat Sep 21, 2019, 03:32 AM

New president takes reins at scandal-plagued USC

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Veteran academic leader Carol L. Folt was formally installed Friday as the 12th president of the University of Southern California, taking the reins of the institution snared in unfolding scandals involving allegations of sex abuse, drug use and bribery.

Folt was presented a medallion representing the authority of the office during a ceremony and said in her inaugural address that there was a need for urgent and decisive action on “serious issues” that have yet to be resolved.

“These are problems that have harmed our reputation and have taken a real toll on the Trojan community,” she said, adding that she was aware of the anxiety that many people are feeling.

“They’re worried that unless resolved quickly these issues could undo much that has been built over the recent years and taint those unconnected to them,” she said. “I want to assure you that we will continue to tackle these problems until they are corrected.”

Read more: https://www.apnews.com/ec83a26d3f2f48f7b11132672b5f09e9

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