The new USC Village project now has a residential college named after former USC defensive lineman Al Cowlings of the Wild Bunch/O.J. Simpson Bronco fame.
So how did Cowlings get a residential college instead of Sam Cunningham, Lynn Swann or Marcus Allen? A $15 million anonymous gift was made to USC to endow and name the residential college.
“This remarkably generous gift enhances USC’s world-class living and learning environment and will carry Mr. Cowlings’ name, in tribute to his tremendous passion for his alma mater and our students,” USC President Max Nikias said.
For many years, Cowlings has been a close friend of Wayne Hughes, the founder of Public Storage.