TAMPA, Fla. (Sept. 14, 2021) – The University of South Florida Presidential Search Committee is set to meet for the first time at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 15. The meeting will be introductory for the 15-member committee, including an overview of the search process and an initial discussion with the search firm, SP&A Executive Search. The meeting will take place in the University Student Center Ballroom on the USF St. Petersburg campus.
Led by Mike Griffin, vice chair of the USF Board of Trustees, the search committee is a broadly representative group that includes faculty, student, alumni and community leader perspectives. The committee’s role in the search process is to reach out to key stakeholder groups to define the position profile in alignment with USF’s mission and strategic aspirations; help market the position; and screen and interview the most qualified candidates, including providing opportunities for non-search committee members to interact with the finalists and provide feedback to the committee. The committee will then recommend an unranked list of finalists for ultimate consideration by the USF Board of Trustees.
All committee meetings are open to the public. Future meeting information will be posted on the USF Presidential Search Committee website.
About the University of South Florida
The University of South Florida is a high-impact global research university dedicated to student success. Over the past 10 years, no other public university in the country has risen faster in U.S. News and World Report’s national university rankings than USF. Serving more than 50,000 students on campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee, USF is designated as a Preeminent State Research University by the Florida Board of Governors, placing it in the most elite category among the state’s 12 public universities. USF has earned widespread national recognition for its success graduating under-represented minority and limited-income students at rates equal to or higher than white and higher income students. USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference. Learn more at www.usf.edu.