Dean Wilson accepts second five-year term

USC President C.L. Max Nikias announced that USC Annenberg Dean Ernest J. Wilson III (pictured) has been offered and accepted another five-year term as dean of the USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism.

"The dean was widely praised for guiding a range of innovative academic initiatives, including the recruitment of several excellent new faculty members, and a substantial increase in the funded research," said Elizabeth Garrett, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs. "He was also credited with effectively coordinating the varied elements of Annenberg, a convergence of disciplines and vision reflected in the new name of the school.

"Many also observed that Dean Wilson has effectively shepherded the school into the digital age, with appropriate investments in new technologies and a global outlook," Garrett continued. "Others said Dean Wilson has a good relationship with faculty, and is personable, dynamic, and approachable.

"I am confident he will continue to make significant contributions to USC and the USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism, and I look forward to working with him and with you as we pursue ever greater academic excellence."

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