February 8, 1990 |
James H. Zumberge, a former Antarctic explorer who has been president of USC for a decade and is credited with improving the institution's academic stature, announced Wednesday that he will retire as soon as a successor is chosen and takes office. "There is a time to come and a time to go, and I think the time to go is now," Zumberge, 66, said in an interview. "I'd rather make a decision myself than have my doctor make it or the Board of Trustees make it or the good Lord make it."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 16, 1992 |
Former USC President James H. Zumberge, an Antarctic explorer who led the school to new academic respectability and increased financial stability, died Wednesday of a brain tumor, just a year after he retired. A dignified, gray-haired man of patrician bearing, Zumberge, 68, seemed almost a stereotype of a university president when he arrived on the USC campus in 1980.
March 8, 1987
A $1.5-million grant has been contributed by Hughes Aircraft Co. to USC's School of Engineering, to be paid out over a period of five years. The grant, according to USC president James H. Zumberge, will help fund a new building within the School of Engineering's planned Advanaced Technology Research Center.
December 8, 1986
Ted Tollner was fired this morning as USC's football coach. Tollner said that USC President James H. Zumberge told him of the school's decision, saying, in effect, that the football program was not headed in the right direction. Tollner, who has two years left on his contract, said he does not know whether the university already has selected someone to succeed him. He is finishing his fourth season, and the Trojans still have a Florida Citrus Bowl game with Auburn on Jan. 1.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 29, 1986
The University of Southern California, its president, James H. Zumberge, and its administration are to be commended for responding quickly and unambiguously in the face of anti-Semitic activity on the part of a few members of the fraternity and sorority community. The lesson that the university provided to its college community and the City of Los Angeles as a whole is in welcome contrast to the bigotry acquired by these few students in their formative years. MARSHALL B. GROSSMAN Los Angeles Grossman is chair of the Community Relations Committee of the Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles.