USC President to Resign on the Heels of Scandal
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – May 29, 2018
C.L. Max Nikias, the president of University of Southern California, is stepping down in the lights of lacking reaction to complaints concerning a campus health clinic gynecologist, who highly likely sexually abused his patients during pelvic exams, the Executive Committee statement released on Friday said.
“President Nikias and the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees have agreed to begin an orderly transition and commence the process of selecting a new president,” committee chairman Rick Caruso stated.
The president of USC will resign from his post after serving for nearly eight years. This decision was made after 200 faculty members demanded him to quit in an open letter accusing Dr. George Tyndall of misconduct and negligence.
Dr. Tyndall, 71, retired after internal inquiry found out that his pelvic examination practices were beyond commonly accepted medical standards and that he had harassed his patients.
The university recently brought the situation to the attention of the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, which referred the matter on May 9 to the Los Angeles Police Department “to investigate potential criminal misconduct,” a spokesman for the district attorney’s office explained throught an email to Reuters.