The University of Southern California (USC) is again mourning the passing of a former adminstrator. Today, Steven B. Sample, President of University of Southern California from 1991 to 2010, died today at the age of 75.
“Generations from now, those studying the history of our university will quickly find themselves learning the remarkable story of Steven Sample,” said USC President C. L. Max Nikias. “So many of USC’s successes, so much of our university’s current stature can be traced back to Dr. Sample’s dynamic leadership, keen foresight, and extraordinary prudence. Dr. Sample stood over our university — and led our Trojan Family — as it began its singular transformation, and for this we should all be grateful.
An interfaith memorial service will be held at Hahn Plaza on the University Park Campus, in front of Tommy Trojan, at noon on March 30.
A resident of Pasadena, Sample is survived by his wife, Kathryn Brunkow Sample, daughters Michelle Sample Smith and Elizabeth Sample, son-in-law Kirk Smith and grandchildren Kathryn and Andrew Smith.
(Former USC Provost Elizabeth Garrett, who left USC to become President of Cornell University, died earlier this month.)
This article is based on information released by the University of Southern California.
Dr. Sample was our greatest President
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