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John R. Hubbard

John Randolph "Jack" Hubbard

(December 3, 1918[1] – August 21, 2011)[2] was the eighth president of the University of Southern California (USC) between 1970 and 1980. He succeeded Norman Topping and was succeeded by James Zumberge. He had served as USC vice president and provost in 1969 after spending four years in India as chief education adviser to the U.S. Agency for International Development. After USC, he served as the United States Ambassador to India from 1988 to 1989.

In 1970, USC became a member of the Association of American Universities. Between 1970 and 1980, USC rose from 33 to 19 in National Science Foundation federal research rankings and applications rose from 4,100 to more than 11,000. Hubbard's Toward Century II campaign, started in 1976, raised more than $306 million. Hubbard continued to teach history during his term as president and afterward, until shortly before his death. Hubbard served on the USC Board of Trustees. USC's Student Services building was renamed John Hubbard Hall in September 2003. Late in life, he taught two undergraduate seminars at USC, entitled "British Empire From the Mid-19th Century" and "The Era of the First World War".

Prior to USC, he was dean and professor at Tulane University, New Orleans; visiting professor at Yale University, and assistant professor at Louisiana State University (at Baton Rouge).

Hubbard earned his B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in history from the University of Texas - Austin and honorary degrees from Hebrew Union College, Westminster College, College of the Ozarks and USC Law School. Hubbard was a pilot in the United States Navy during World War II, winning four Air Medals. While an undergraduate at the University of Texas, he became a brother of the Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity.[3]


  1. ^ Date of birth per NNDb
  2. ^ Notice of death of John R. Hubbard
  3. ^ The Cactus Yearnbook. Austin, TX: University of Texas. 1939. p. 396. 
  • History of USC
Academic offices
Preceded by
Norman Topping
President of the University of Southern California
Succeeded by
James H. Zumberge
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
John Gunther Dean
United States Ambassador to India
Succeeded by
William Clark, Jr.
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