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USF St. Petersburg names three new administrators



ST. PETERSBURG -- The University of South Florida St. Petersburg Monday announced three new members of its executive team:

• Helen Levine will be regional vice chancellor for external affairs. In that  job, Levine will manage USF St. Petersburg's communications, community engagement efforts and public affairs. Levine, who most recently was USF president Judy Genshaft's policy and communications adviser, has previously worked as policy administrator for the city of St. Petersburg and chief lobbyist for Hillsborough County.

• Maling Ebrahimpour is the new dean of the College of Business. Previously, he was dean of the Gabelli School of Business at Roger Williams University in Rhode Island. In that job, he led the school's efforts to receive its initial accreditation by AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. He also raised nearly $1 million, launched new bachelor's degree majors in economics, while working to strengthen the school's teaching in financial services, international business and computer information systems.

• Carol G. Hixson is the new dean of the Nelson Poynter Memorial Library. She comes to USF with experience as a librarian or library administrator at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the University of Florida, Indiana University, UCLA, the University of Oregon and most recently at the University of Regina in Saskatchewan.

USF St. Petersburg, with an estimated 5,600 students, is separately accredited from USF in Tampa.

Richard Danielson, Times staff writer

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:30am]


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