National search firm Eastman & Beaudine selected by USF
TAMPA, Fla. (June 8, 2018) – The University of South Florida’s search for a new director of athletics will move forward next week, with the recently formed advisory committee meeting for the first time.
Led by Bill Sutton, a professor in the Muma College of Business and director of the Vinik Sport & Entertainment Management Program, the committee will hold an introductory meeting at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, June 11 in the Lee Roy Selmon Athletic Center on the USF campus in Tampa.
During the public meeting, the six-member committee will hear from Eastman & Beaudine, the national firm retained by the university to assist in the process.
In addition to Sutton, the other committee members named this week include:
- Anddrick Frazier, USF alumnus and former USF men’s basketball player
- Karen Holbrook, USF Sarasota-Manatee regional chancellor and former president of The Ohio State University
- Joel Momberg, USF senior vice president and CEO of the USF Foundation
- George Morgan, chair of the USF Foundation Board
- Jose Valiente, USF alumnus
USF will continue to provide the community with updates as needed during the search process.
About the University of South Florida
The University of South Florida, established in 1956 and located in Tampa, is a high-impact, global research university dedicated to student success. The USF System includes three, separately accredited institutions: USF; USF St. Petersburg; and USF Sarasota-Manatee. Serving more than 49,000 students, the USF System has an annual budget of $1.6 billion and an annual economic impact of $4.4 billion. USF ranks in the top 30 nationally for research expenditures among public universities, according to the National Science Foundation. In 2016, the Florida Legislature designated USF as “Emerging Preeminent,” placing USF in an elite category among the state’s 12 public universities. USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference.