USC Faculty Lifetime Achievement Award

The USC Faculty Lifetime Achievement Award honors up to four retired faculty each year for their eminent careers. Since its inception in 1982, the award has been bestowed upon 121 retired faculty from the arts and humanities; social sciences; science, technology, engineering and mathematics; medicine; and other professional disciplines.

Active and retired faculty, administrators and staff, and friends of the university are urged to make nominations. Awards are conferred at the annual Academic Honors Convocation every April. The Faculty Lifetime Achievement Award includes an honorarium of $2,000, an illuminated scroll setting forth the honoree’s contributions, and a citation in the Honors Convocation program, all provided through the generosity of the administration of the Provost.


Nominations for the Award have been extended to Monday November 20, 2017. Late nominations will be considered the following year.

Award Nomination Online Submission Form

2018 FLAA Call for Nominations PDF Submission Form

Deliver Nominations to:


USC Emeriti Center
835 W. 34th Street, URC 103
Los Angeles‎ CA‎ 90089-0751


2018 Recipients of the Faculty Lifetime Achievement Awards:

Kathleen Allen, Professor Emerita of Clinical Entrepreneurship
Peggy Kamuf, Professor Emerita of French, Italian and Comparative Literature
Jean Richardson, Professor Emerita of Preventive Medicine
Randolph Westerfield, Dean Emeritus of USC Marshall School of Business

For a list of previous years’ recipients, click here.