Top USF donor and Sarasota executive tapped as new USF trustees

Gov. Scott has appointed Les Muma and Charlie Tokarz to the University of South Florida board of trustees.
The University of South Florida campus.
The University of South Florida campus. [ALESSANDRA DA PRA | Times]
Published Jan. 16, 2018

Les Muma and his wife, Pam, recently made headlines for yet another major donation to their alma mater, the University of South Florida. In all, the couple has given $56 million to USF, making them its largest-ever donors.

Now Gov. Rick Scott has appointed Les Muma to the university's board of trustees, along with Charlie Tokarz, a Sarasota executive.

Muma, 73, lives in Belleair. He has deep USF ties, having served as a member of the USF Foundation and the USF Muma College of Business Advisory Board. He is the former CEO of Fiserv Inc. Technology Solutions.

Tokarz, 71, of Sarasota, is the the vice president and CFO of Medallion Homes Gulf Coast, a development company founded by Scott ally Carlos Beruff. Tokarz received his bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

The Florida Senate must now confirm the appointments.

Both trustees were appointed to vacant seats. Muma's term will end in January 2023, and Tokarz's will end in January 2021.

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