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Peter Thorsett

Peter Thorsett

Director - Strategic Initiatives, Communications, and Research
813-974-2171  //  pethorsett@usf.edu
Twitter: @pthorsett

Peter leads communications, strategic planning, research, and assessment efforts for the Division of Community Engagement & Career Readiness for the University of South Florida. The Division's units include Career Services, the Office of Community Engagement & Partnerships, the Office of Internships & Career Readiness, and the Florida College Access Network.  In this role, he has responsibilities for managing the units' communications with students, employers, and affiliated stakeholders within the University of South Florida community. This includes developing, implementing, and evaluating marketing and social media plans. 

Peter brings over 20 years of experience, in a variety of technology and communications leadership roles from both higher education and private industry to the team. Most recently, Peter served as the head of Strategic Communications for Miami University Libraries in Oxford, Ohio.  Prior to that appointment, he was an Associate Director of Marketing and Technology Services for Housing and Residence Life at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and served in multiple positions at Georgia State University, Turner Broadcasting, Johnson Controls, and the University of Tennessee.

Peter holds an MBA from the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University.  He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in economics / public administration at the Haslam College of Business at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.  Additionally, with the exception of his dissertation, Peter has completed all of the degree requirements for a PhD in instructional technology at the College of Education at Georgia State University.