Communications Expert Glenn Osaki Selected for USC’s Senior Leadership Team

USC has named strategic communications professional Glenn Osaki as the university’s new senior vice president and chief communications officer, USC interim President Wanda M. Austin and President-elect Carol L. Folt announced May 1.

Glenn Osaki has 32 years of experience in public relations and is coming to USC from Shanghai, where he has worked since 2005. (Photo courtesy of Glenn Osaki)

Osaki has more than 30 years of experience in strategic communications, most recently serving as president of Asia-Pacific for MSL, an international public relations firm. He will report directly to the USC president in his new role, which starts June 1.

“Mr. Osaki has built a career on high ethical standards and solid relationships with stakeholders, as well as innovative team-building,” Austin said. “We are delighted to have such a talented leader to promote the excellent work of our Trojan family, and to ensure that USC’s many remarkable stories are told, both here and around the world.”

His responsibilities will include shaping the university’s overall communications strategy, serving as principal spokesperson for USC and collaborating with communications officers across the University Park and Health Sciences campuses to highlight achievements in research, teaching, scholarship and other facets of university life. He will also oversee USC’s Cultural Relations and University Events office and all internal communications activities.