Dear USF Community,
On Friday, Martin Tadlock shared with me his desire to transition from his current role as regional chancellor of the USF St. Petersburg campus on 31 December 2021 to focus on teaching and research as a tenured professor in the College of Education at the University of South Florida.
Dr. Tadlock began his career as a middle school teacher 30 years ago. Over the past 20 years, Dr. Tadlock has served in administrative leadership roles in higher education. He was named regional chancellor of USF’s St. Petersburg campus in August 2018 after previous roles as interim chancellor and regional vice chancellor for academic affairs.
As regional chancellor, Dr. Tadlock led a comprehensive approach to increasing student success, including programs to increase retention rates, an important metric in sustaining USF’s leadership in performance-based funding. He also collaborated closely with colleagues across the university to enhance the campus experience for students. The project to build and open the beautiful new Osprey Suites residence hall is a shining example.
Most recently, Dr. Tadlock contributed to new plans for academic clusters at our St. Petersburg campus, which will take shape over the next five years. The refreshed vision for the campus represents an extraordinary opportunity for a bold future for the campus and university.
A search for Dr. Tadlock’s successor will begin later this spring.
I thank Dr. Tadlock for his contributions, and I am grateful for his commitment to helping to ensure continuity and a smooth transition in leadership for the USF St. Petersburg campus and community over the next few months.
Steven C. Currall
President and Professor