TAMPA, Fla. (Oct. 6, 2022) – The University of South Florida today announced four finalists have been selected in the search for the university’s next provost and executive vice president of academic affairs.
After a thorough national search, the broadly representative search committee interviewed eight candidates, all with extensive and accomplished backgrounds in higher education. The search committee chose the following candidates to advance to campus visits beginning next week:
- Pranesh B. Aswath, senior vice provost for academic planning and policy, University of Texas at Arlington
- Eric M. Eisenberg, interim provost and dean, College of Arts and Sciences, University of South Florida
- Erin McNamara Horvat, senior vice provost for faculty advancement and undergraduate affairs, Drexel University
- Giovanni Piedimonte, vice president of research and institutional official, Tulane University
The next steps in the process will include opportunities for engagement and feedback from the university community. Each candidate will visit all three USF campuses and will participate in a town hall at each location. Campus visits and town halls will take place Oct. 12, 13, 17 and 18. An exact schedule with specific times and venues is available here. Town halls will also be available via livestream for those who may not be able to attend in person.
Following each town hall, stakeholders will be able to submit their feedback, which will be shared with USF President Rhea Law for her consideration before she makes the final selection for the next provost.
Reporting to the president, the provost serves as the chief academic officer for USF, providing university-wide leadership for academic affairs.
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About the University of South Florida
The University of South Florida, a high-impact global research university dedicated to student success, generates an annual economic impact of more than $6 billion. 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.