Cohen, a Southern California native, was previously athletic director at the University of Washington. She will be USC’s 10th director of athletics and the first woman to hold the position.
University President Carol L. Folt’s “moonshot” for athletics builds on recent momentum to support all 21 sports programs and launch USC Athletics into the future.
The move will position USC and its student-athletes for long-term success in both athletics and academics.
The president discusses the decision to join the Big Ten Conference.
USC and the Coliseum Commission have agreed to a lease that would redefine their relationship, placing the university in charge of managing the stadium while committing USC to at least $70 million in renovations.