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Special ceremony at USF will formally welcome President Steve Currall

An investiture ceremony is set for Thursday at 2 p.m. inside USF’s Yuengling Center in Tampa. Currall and other USF leaders will speak about the school’s future.
University of South Florida president Steve Currall will participate in an investiture ceremony at the school's Tampa campus Thursday, where he will be formally welcomed as USF's leader and speak about his vision for the future. [MONICA HERNDON   |   Times]
University of South Florida president Steve Currall will participate in an investiture ceremony at the school's Tampa campus Thursday, where he will be formally welcomed as USF's leader and speak about his vision for the future. [MONICA HERNDON | Times]
Published Nov. 14, 2019

TAMPA — The University of South Florida is holding a special academic ceremony Thursday to celebrate and formally welcome the school’s new president Steve Currall.

Currall took the job July 1 and has since wrangled a plan for the pending consolidation of USF’s three campuses. He will share more of his vision for the university during the event at 2 p.m. in Yuengling Center, where “an array of global leaders” he selected will also speak.

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The ceremony, called an investiture, is a special and historic academic tradition that happens infrequently. It features a processional of educators from USF and elsewhere, along with former USF presidents. The theme of the event is: “USF: Where Excellence and Opportunity Converge.”

“This historic event is also a moment for the university to heighten its visibility across the broader higher education community," USF said in a news release, which also called the event a chance to "come together to celebrate the next steps in the life of the institution.”

Currall will be presented with the symbolic presidential chain of office, then at 4 p.m. join attendees for a campus-wide reception at the Muma College of Business atrium.

Stay with tampabay.com for updates on the event.