University of South Florida


Update on USF Presidential Search

Dear USF community,

As we move ahead with our search to find the eighth president in University of South Florida history, I want to take a moment to say thank you. At the start of the search process, we asked for your input on the qualities and characteristics we should look for in the next leader of our great university. The response from Bulls Nation has been inspiring.

Approximately 2,000 people replied to an online survey within a few weeks. I held nearly 40 listening sessions with a wide range of groups on our campuses and in our communities. Hundreds of students, faculty and staff participated in our town hall meetings. I’ve had countless other conversations with alumni and various stakeholders. 

Your authentic, valuable comments informed the presidential position profile that the USF Board of Trustees approved this week:

Cover of the presidential profile brochure, "USF. America's Fastest-Rising University"

The brochure that your input helped us create is a tremendous showcase of USF that will make our university stand out from the rest. Along with our refreshed presidential search website, it’s an important tool that we’ll use to recruit a strong, dynamic pool of candidates.  

On behalf of the Board of Trustees and the Presidential Search Committee, I wish to extend our deepest appreciation. We look forward to updating you as the search progresses in the new year.

Go Bulls!

Mike Griffin
Chair, USF Presidential Search Committee
Vice Chair, USF Board of Trustees;

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