On behalf of the USC Board of Trustees, I want to express our support to President Carol L. Folt, Athletic Director Mike Bohn, the Big Ten and the Pac-12. Throughout USC’s history, many of our traditions have been grounded in athletics and are a source of deep and unifying pride across the Trojan Family.

Over the past three years, President Folt has built a world-class leadership team and set a strong strategic vision for USC. This move is yet another example of her dedication to accomplishing ambitious goals for the university. We are grateful to her, and to Athletic Director Bohn, for solidifying USC’s place in the national athletics landscape and serving the best interests of the university’s students and other stakeholders. We are proud of the heritage the Pac-12 has helped us build, and we are looking forward to working closely with the Big Ten to create a new and exciting legacy in USC athletics.