New business dean to be named at USF Tampa

TAMPA — The University of South Florida has picked an associate dean at the University of Arkansas Sam M. Walton College of Business as its new dean of the USF College of Business in Tampa. Moez Limayem, 48, will be introduced publicly this morning at USF.

Limayem holds an MBA and Ph.D in management information systems from the University of Minnesota. His academic background has focused on the adoption and usage of information technology and electronic commerce. He previously worked at universities in Switzerland and Hong Kong.

He will succeed Robert Forsythe, 62, who has served as USF business dean in Tampa since 2006, this summer.

Limayem was chosen after an extensive search of more than 50 academic and business professionals. That search, led by USF College of Arts and Sciences dean Eric Eisenberg, included consideration of John Schueler, a former top area executive at Media General, which owns the Tampa Tribune and WFLA-Ch. 8.

Contact Robert Trigaux at trigaux@tampabay.com.

New business dean to be named at USF Tampa 03/19/12 [Last modified: Monday, March 19, 2012 10:36pm]

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