March 26, 2019
USF begins search to select its seventh president

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USF begins search to select its seventh president

| 3/14/2019

The search to select the University of South Florida’s seventh president will move forward the week of March 18 with a series of events open to the campus community and the public.

The 15-member USF Presidential Search Committee, led by USF trustee Les Muma, will meet at 8 a.m. on Monday, March 18, in Traditions Hall inside the Sam and Martha Gibbons Alumni Center on the Tampa campus. The search committee will review the final list of applicants who submitted their resume materials prior to the March 15 deadline, and then select at least three candidates to advance to the next stage of the process, which will include public interviews and forums on campus.

Each candidate selected on Monday will participate in the following activities throughout the week:

  • An interview with the search committee on Wednesday, March 20.
  • A moderated candidate conversation on each of the three USF campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee on Thursday, March 21.
  • An interview with the USF Board of Trustees (BOT) on Friday, March 22.

At the conclusion of Friday’s interviews, the BOT hopes to choose a new president.

All of these activities will be open to the public.

After Monday’s search committee meeting, USF will send an updated media advisory announcing the candidates and providing a more detailed schedule of events for the rest of the week.

The new president will succeed Judy Genshaft, who will step down effective July 1, 2019, after a historic 19-year tenure at USF.

USF continues to follow a transparent, inclusive presidential search process that adheres to Board of Governors regulations and Florida Statutes. Students, faculty, staff and other community members can also stay informed through USF’s presidential search website.

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