Academics and Campus Environment Committee

Focuses on Academic Affairs, USF Health, Student Success, Intercollegiate Athletics.

Committee Membership

Trustees: Oscar Horton, Chair; Surya Gottipati, Jenifer Jasinski Schneider, Lauran Monbarren, Fredrick Piccolo, Melissa Seixas
USF Foundation Board Liaison: Debbie Sembler
University Leadership Liaison: Prasant Mohapatra
Liaisons: Dr. Terry Chisolm, Tanya Vomacka
Staff Liaison: Jonna DeSantis


Internal audit function, work plan and charter, and compliance effectiveness.

Committee Membership

Trustees: Sandra Callahan, Chair; Oscar Horton, Lauran Monbarren
University Leadership Liaisons: Virginia Kalil, Caroline Fultz-Carver
Staff Liaison: Kiara Gayle

Finance Committee

Focuses on financial affairs including operating and capital budgets, legislative budget requests, investment policies, fees, advocacy before state and local governments, and facilities planning and construction.

Committee Membership 

Trustees: Michael Griffin, Chair; Sandra Callahan, Michael Carrere, Rogan Donelly, Shilen Patel, Fredrick Piccolo, Melissa Seixas, Will Weatherford
University Leadership Liaison: Jennifer Condon
Staff Liaison: Gina Lombardi


Sets the strategic direction of board, presidential contract/annual evaluation, board operations, board relations with Governor, Board of Governors, legislators, legislative strategy, service area community leadership, board recruitment, and campus advisory board oversight.

Committee Membership

Trustees: Will Weatherford, Chair; Michael Griffin, Vice Chair; Sandra Callahan, Michael Carrere, Melissa Seixas
University Leadership Liaison: Kiara Gayle
Staff Liaison: Tammy Brown 

Strategic Initiatives Committee

Identifies strategic initiatives in higher education, research & healthcare on a national and international level, long-term university strategy, strategic initiatives to enhance economic development and job creation for our region and state, legislative strategies, partnerships (healthcare, research, community engagement), clinical strategies to enhance activities and efficiencies.

Committee Membership

Trustees: Michael Carrere, Chair; Rogan Donelly, Shilen Patel, Fredrick Piccolo
University Leadership Liaison: Paige Geers
Staff Liaison for the Strategic Initiatives Committee: Travis Miller

Note: Board of Trustees Chair Will Weatherford is ex-officio to all committees.