TAMPA, Fla. (Jan. 6, 2023) – The next candidate in the University of South Florida’s search for a new provost and executive vice president of academic affairs will visit all three USF campuses next week.
The provost search committee selected Prasant Mohapatra, vice chancellor for research at the University of California, Davis and professor in the Department of Computer Science, to advance to the next stage in the process. Mohapatra will be the fifth candidate to participate in campus visits during the search. In October, the search committee brought forward four candidates for interviews and campus visits. Since that time, the committee has continued to search for additional candidates.
Mohapatra will visit USF on Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 10 and 11, providing several opportunities to engage with the USF community. The schedule is as follows:
Tuesday, Jan. 10
• St. Petersburg campus town hall – 11 a.m. in the USC Ballroom
• Sarasota-Manatee campus town hall – 3:30 p.m. in A320A
Wednesday, Jan. 11
• Tampa campus town hall – 10 a.m. at the Patel Center for Global Solutions, room 136
Each town hall will also be live streamed. Links to view the live streams will be available on the Provost Search website beginning Tuesday morning.
Reporting to the president, the provost serves as the chief academic officer for USF, providing university-wide leadership for academic affairs.
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.