Mork to head Board of Trustees
John Mork will take over as the chair of the USC Board of Trustees, replacing Edward P. Roski Jr., USC announced Monday.Head of the class · Longtime supporter, benefactor and USC alumnus John Mork, pictured with his wife Julie, will chair the Board of Trustees, replacing Edward P. Roski Jr. – Photo Courtesy of Steve Cohn / USC University CommunicationsRoski will step down after five years as chair.“For over a decade, USC has benefitted enormously from John Mork’s boundless energy and passion for our academic mission,” President C. L. Max Nikias told USC News.Mork, a B.S. ’70 and M.S. ’12 alumnus, and his wife Julie Mork donated $110 million to USC in 2010 to provide scholarships to low-income students at the school. The Mork Family scholarships pay full tuition plus $5,000 in living expenses for 100 students each year.In 2005, the couple donated $15 million to the Viterbi School of Engineering, naming the Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science.John Mork is the founder and CEO of Energy Corporation of America, based in Denver, Colo. His son Kyle Mork took graduate classes at Viterbi while his daughter Alison Mork ’05 and M.A. ’10 majored in Business Administration and received a Masters of Arts in Teaching from the USC Rossier School of Education.