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Still no chancellor named for USF St. Pete



In late January, six candidates were trotted out to the Marriott at Tampa International for interviews. The six were narrowed to three, who in February each came to Tampa Bay for two-day visits apiece.

But weeks have passed and there's no news to report on who will be the next chancellor of USF St. Petersburg, says university spokesman Tom Scherberger. If an offer's been made, he isn't aware of it.

The decision is in the hands of Judy Genshaft, the president of USF. As search committee chairman Frank Biafora and Scherberger have both cautioned, Genshaft has complete control: She could pick a candidate, or reject all of them.

Interim Chancellor Bill Hogarth, while among the six initial candidates, was not chosen by the search committee to advance to the final three.

Scherberger said he expects some news "soon" but could not say when. A reminder of who's in the running:


  • Ron Brown, senior vice president of academic affairs and provost, Wayne State University, Detroit, Mich.
  • Ralph Rogers, vice chancellor for academic affairs and professor of mechanical engineering, Purdue University Calumet, Hammond, Ind.
  • Sophia Wisniewska, chancellor, Penn State Brandywine, Media, Pa.


[Last modified: Monday, March 11, 2013 11:16am]


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