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President Steve Currall

Currall announces retirement from University of South Florida presidency

University of South Florida President Steven C. Currall announced today that he will retire from the USF presidency, effective Aug. 2.

July 19, 2021University News

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Fifty years: USF Libraries employee to retire as the university’s longest-serving non-faculty staff member

As a child, Florence Jandreau remembers peeking through the woods and trees to see the new university in town. At the time, she could have never imagined the impact USF would have on her life or that she would one day retire as the university’s longest-serving non-faculty staff member.

July 19, 2021University News

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USF Hospitality Leadership Program reimagined to help industry address staffing crisis

To address an ongoing staffing crisis, the University of South Florida’s Hospitality Leadership Program is being re-tooled to help industry leaders in the Tampa Bay area hire and retain top talent.

July 13, 2021University News

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USF to develop first of its kind database in Florida to enhance success for thousands of transfer students each year

The University of South Florida will develop an innovative new database that will help streamline the process for students transferring from the Florida College System into USF or other select state universities, potentially resulting in reduced costs, greater access and improved outcomes for students.

July 12, 2021University News

Dillon Mahoney, associate professor in the Department of Anthropology, surveys recipients about their vaccine experience.

USF anthropologists facilitate COVID-19 vaccinations for Tampa’s refugee and immigrant populations

After years of research with refugee and immigrant communities, USF anthropologists are now pivoting their efforts to ensure that Tampa’s hard-to-reach populations have access to free COVID-19 vaccinations.

July 7, 2021COVID-19, University News

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Elsa Updates

7/6/21 4pm: USF continues to monitor the projected path of Tropical Storm Elsa. Based on the latest information, all classes will be delivered remotely on July 6 and 7. USF employees should work remotely until July 8. USF buildings – except for housing and dining – will close until Thursday morning. Read more.

July 6, 2021University News

A photograph of U.S. Army veteran and USF student Josh Burnes while he was in the Army

USF student veteran earns national recognition from the Pat Tillman Foundation

University of South Florida psychology student and U.S. Army veteran Josh “JB” Burnes is being honored with a 2021 Tillman Scholarship awarded by the Pat Tillman Foundation. Burnes is among a prestigious group of 60 U.S. service members, veterans and military spouses to earn this recognition. He is the only student from a Florida university in this year’s class.

June 29, 2021Honors and Awards, University News

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USF places second in the state’s 2021 performance-based funding standings, leads all universities in several key metrics

The University of South Florida is once again among the leaders in the State University System’s performance-based funding scores for 2021, according to data released today during a meeting of the Florida Board of Governors (BOG).

June 23, 2021University News

Group of legislators surround Assoc. Professor Kyaien Conner at the capitol.

USF mental health expert helps craft legislation signed by Gov. DeSantis that addresses inequities in health care

Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed legislation guided by Kyaien Conner, associate professor of mental health law and policy, that addresses health disparities across the state. The bill is designed to improve access to health care through the creation of new initiatives and fiscal resources to support the Office of Minority Health and Health Equity.

June 18, 2021University News

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New wellness center builds on the University of South Florida’s commitment to student success

The University of South Florida broke ground on a three-story, 47,000-square-foot Student Wellness Center on the Tampa campus, a reflection of the university’s deep commitment to health and wellness as a foundation for student success.

June 8, 2021University News

R. Anthony Rolle, dean of the USF College of Education

Rolle selected as new University of South Florida College of Education dean

The University of South Florida announced the appointment of R. Anthony Rolle, an experienced leader and former professor and department chair at USF, as the new dean of the College of Education. Rolle returns to USF after serving as dean of the Alan Shawn Feinstein College of Education and Professional Studies at the University of Rhode Island for the past four years.

June 8, 2021University News

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USF Board of Trustees approves new 10-year strategic plan

The University of South Florida has unveiled its blueprint for the next decade. Meeting for the first time in person since the start of the pandemic, the USF Board of Trustees today approved “A Blueprint for a Bold Future: Where Academic Excellence and Opportunity Converge”.

June 8, 2021University News

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