“I believe residential colleges are invaluable to helping students acclimate to and make the most of their university experience — especially students coming from other countries and cultures,” said Ray Irani, who moved from Lebanon to Los Angeles at age 18 to attend graduate school at USC.
USC Trustee Ray Irani PhD ’57 has pledged $20 million to the university, of which $15 million will create the Ray Irani Residential College at the new USC Village. The additional $5 million will endow two faculty chairs and establish a student support fund.
Irani College will be a supportive community that integrates living, learning and extracurricular activities for up to 320 students. It is one of eight new residential colleges being planned for USC Village.