University of South Florida


USF welcomes new trustee, recognizes outgoing original board member

Rogan Donelly sitting in a Tervis factory while holding a Tervis tumbler

The University of South Florida is welcoming a new member of the Board of Trustees (BOT), Rogan Donelly, a USF alumnus and Sarasota resident who is the president and chief executive officer of Tervis Tumbler Company. 

Donelly, who was appointed to the BOT by Gov. Ron DeSantis, earned his master’s degree in business administration from USF.  He was the 2020 recipient of USF’s Outstanding Alumni Award.  Donelly also serves on the Board of Trustees of Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium and the Gulfside Bank Board of Directors, and he volunteers with Big Brothers Big Sisters.

“We are pleased to have Rogan Donelly join the USF Board of Trustees and look forward to his valuable contributions as we work together to sustain the university’s momentum,” USF President Rhea Law said. 

Headshot of John Ramil

John Ramil, USF's longest-serving trustee.

Donelly fills the seat of John Ramil, USF’s longest-serving trustee who has been on the board since it was first created in 2001 and held the role of board chair from 2010-2014.

Ramil is the retired president and chief executive officer of TECO Energy. In addition to serving on the BOT, he has been a director on the USF Foundation Board, the USF Alumni Board, the USF Engineering College Advisory Board and the Gus Stavros Center for Free Enterprise Education Advocacy Board.  Ramil was named a USF distinguished alumnus in 1999, he was awarded an honorary doctorate of engineering from USF in 2016 and he has also received the President's Fellow Medallion.  Ramil earned both his bachelor's and master’s degrees in engineering from USF.

“On behalf of the entire USF community, I wish to thank John Ramil for his two decades of service as a trustee, during which time USF has experienced unprecedented levels of success and growth.  The impact of John’s leadership can’t be overstated,” Law said.

USF plans to honor Ramil, whose term on the board expired, at a future BOT meeting.

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