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Living History

Dean Karen Symms Gallagher (center) with the USC Rossier Centennial honorees

Dean Karen Symms Gallagher (center) with the USC Rossier Centennial honorees: Greg Franklin ’83 EdD ’97 on behalf of DSAG; Noor Menai, president and CEO of CTBC Bank USA, on behalf of Chairman Morris Li; doctoral student Dieuwertje “D. J.” Kast BS ’11 MS ’11 MAT ’14; Diontrey Thompson EdD ’18; Carol Fox MS ’62; and 2U CEO/co-founder Christopher “Chip” Paucek. | photo credit – Stephanie Yantz

On Aug. 24, Rossier celebrated the culminating event in the yearlong Centennial with about 300 guests at the Skirball Cultural Center. The event featured a museum-style exhibit, including five timeline walls calling out impactful moments and people in the school’s first century, three video stations broadcasting faculty and alumni stories, and a display highlighting USC Rossier’s 10 research centers and their work, which will continue to transform education into the future.

“I’m confident that preparing educators for careers of impact will be a hallmark of USC Rossier for decades to come,” said Dean Karen Symms Gallagher. “If we remain open to change—and willing to address the complex challenges of life and learning as they unfold in the communities beyond our gates—Rossier will have much to celebrate in its second century. Fight On!”