USF likely to name new president next week

The list of candidates will be finalized Friday. Then public, on-campus interviews begin.
Published March 11

All applications from those interested in leading the University of South Florida will be submitted by the end of this week. And by the end of next, USF will likely name its seventh president.

In a news release Monday, USF spokesman Adam Freeman laid out the university’s next steps in the search for current president Judy Genshaft’s replacement. She retires July 1.

On Monday, March 18, a 15-member search committee will meet to review the full list of applicants. So far, 23 people with varying backgrounds have applied for the job, though more could apply by the deadline on Friday.

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The committee, which began its work in October and finalized the job description for the president’s position, will pick at least three candidates as finalists Monday. Those candidates will advance to a series of public interviews with university leadership later in the week.

The first will be Wednesday, March 20, with the search committee. The next day, committee members will moderate “candidate conversation” with the finalists on each of USF’s campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota.

On Friday, March 22, the finalists will interview with the USF board of trustees, which “hopes to choose a new president" by the end of that day.

All of the events scheduled for next week are open to the public, Freeman said. All may be attended in person. Some will be live-streamed to rooms on each campus. Check here for more information.

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