TAMPA, Fla. (Sept. 20, 2021) – The University of South Florida today launched an electronic survey that seeks input on the specific qualities members of the community would like to see in the university’s eighth president.
The survey is being distributed to USF students, faculty, staff, alumni and other supporters. Given the university’s wide-ranging impact on the Tampa Bay area and the state of Florida, business leaders, community partners and individuals throughout the region are also encouraged to respond.
The feedback is valuable for shaping a position profile that will be used to recruit and attract a strong pool of candidates. The survey is available here and the deadline to complete it is Sept. 30.
Over the next couple of weeks, USF Presidential Search Committee Chair Mike Griffin, along with representatives from the search firm, SP&A Executive Search, will lead a listening tour to meet with a broad range of stakeholders, including representatives from all three USF campuses and key groups from the surrounding communities the university serves. These conversations will also help inform the presidential position profile and the search.
USF will continue to share updates, and post information about future public meetings, on the presidential search 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.