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USC Vice President for Student Affairs Steps Down

Dr. Michael L. Jackson will step down at the end of the academic year and take a one-year sabbatical.

Dr. Michael L. Jackson will step down from his position as USC's Vice President for Student Affairs at the end of the academic year, according to a statement released by university president C.L. Max Nikias on Monday evening.

Dr. Michael L. Jackson (USC)
Dr. Michael L. Jackson (USC)

"For 18 years, Dr. Jackson has served in this key leadership role with tremendous distinction, assisting the university in its efforts to become a top destination for students around the world, as well as a fully residential university," Nikias said.

"Dr. Jackson has touched countless students with his vision and compassion, and I know the entire USC community joins me in commending his outstanding service."

According to President Nikias, Dr. Jackson will take a one-year sabbatical, after which he will return "as emiritus vice president and executive director of International Advancement."  

He will also continue to serve as a professor of higher education in the USC Rossier School of Education.

READ: President C.L. Nikias' letter to the faculty

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