TAMPA — University of South Florida president Judy Genshaft, who in her 18 years at the school's helm has steered the research powerhouse along a swift upward trajectory into a new era of 'preeminence,' is expected to announce her retirement Monday.
Here is a timeline chronicling her career at USF:
• July 5, 2000: Judy Genshaft's first day at USF.
• December 2000: Women's basketball coach Jerry Ann Winters fired after administrators conclude she retaliated against a player for participating in an internal review of racial discrimination claims against the coach.
• May 2001: Genshaft promotes NFL Hall of Famer Lee Roy Selmon to be USF's director of athletics.
• June 2001: USF's first Board of Trustees is appointed following the abolition of the state Board of Regents.
• September 2001: Computer science professor Sami Al-Arian banned from campus amid controversy over allegations that he supported terrorists.
• June 2002: St. Petersburg leaders criticize Genshaft over the ouster of Bill Heller, longtime leader of USF St. Petersburg.
• February 2003: Al-Arian arrested on federal charges, then fired.
• October 2003: Genshaft orders medical school dean Robert Daugherty to resign after he asks his staff to contribute to the U.S. Senate campaign of state House Speaker Johnnie Byrd.
• August 2007: Two USF students are arrested in South Carolina and charged with possession of an explosive device. One acquitted. One sentenced to 15 years for posting a YouTube video showing how to turn a child's toy into a detonator.
• November 2007: USF tightens vaccination requirements for students after a sophomore dies of bacterial meningitis.
• June 2008: USF St. Petersburg put on probation for not meeting two accrediting standards; gets off probation a year later.
• May 2009: Genshaft says USF will review safety procedures for university-organized trips abroad after a recent USF graduate drowns off the coast of Costa Rica.
• August 2009: The Chronicle of Higher Education reports that from 2000 to 2007 USF increased its federal research funding 213 percent, faster than any university in the nation.
• October 2009: USF rolls out "Unstoppable," a $600 million fundraising campaign.
• January 2010: Genshaft fires USF's first football coach, Jim Leavitt, after an investigation finds he grabbed a player by the throat, slapped him twice and lied to investigators about the incident. Skip Holtz is hired to take his place a week later.
• August 2010: Genshaft is elected to serve a term as chairwoman of the NCAA Board of Directors.
• February 2011: Genshaft and her husband, Steven Greenbaum, donate $1 million to USF over five years for scholarships aiding students studying abroad. Two months earlier, she was awarded a five-year contract that paid her $470,000 annually with bonuses that could bring the total to $745,000. The couple had previously donated $400,000 to the school.
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• December 2011: Frank and Carol Morsani donate $20 million and put their name on USF's Morsani College of Medicine.
• February 2012: The Florida Senate votes to split off USF's Lakeland branch as a new stand-alone school, creating Florida Polytechnic University.
• October 2012: Kiran and Pallavi Patel create a $12 million endowment to transform a University of South Florida graduate program into USF's Patel College of Global Sustainability.
• October 2014: Les and Pam Muma donate $25 million to name the College of Business in Tampa.
• September 2015: USF garners a record $441 million in research dollars during the 2014-15 academic year, Genshaft announces during her fall address.
• March 2016: USF's Board of Trustees raises Genshaft's base salary to $493,500, a 5 percent bump. With a bonus based on performance, and deferred compensation, she could make up to $867,200.
• September 2017: Construction begins in downtown Tampa on USF's Morsani College of Medicine and Heart Institute.
• October 2017: USF St. Petersburg regional chancellor Sophia Wisniewska is ousted after Hurricane Irma, for incompetence and "lack of leadership." Wisniewska is excoriated by Genshaft for her decisions amid the storm.
• November 2017: USF surpasses its $1 billion fundraising goal. The Mumas donate another $15 million to encourage continued giving.
• June 2018: The Florida Board of Governors, looking at USF's achievements in academics and research, unanimously vote to designate USF as a preeminent state research university, winning USF more than $6 million in bonus dollars.
• September 2018: Genshaft unveils USF's new academic logo during her fall address last Wednesday.