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USF’s Women in Leadership & Philanthropy honors Judy Genshaft, Donna Petersen

USF President Emerita and Professor Judy Genshaft was honored with WLP's Lifetime Achievement Award and Donna Petersen, USF’s chief health officer and dean of the College of Public Health, received WLP’s Community Leadership Award, which is for visionary leaders doing extraordinary things to make the Tampa Bay region a better place for women to live and work.

October 10, 2022Honors and Awards

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Vital contributions of women create opportunities at USF and beyond

March marks the University of South Florida’s celebration of Women’s History Month and an opportunity to highlight the contributions of women throughout history and contemporary society.

March 1, 2022University News

Two Judy Genshaft Honors College students, Sarah Glaser (right) and Samuel Rechek (left).

Two USF honors students named 2021 Key into Public Service Scholars

Two Judy Genshaft Honors College students — Sarah Glaser and Samuel Rechek — are two of just 20 students nationwide selected as Key into Public Service Scholars by The Phi Beta Kappa Society, the nation’s most prestigious academic honor society.

June 3, 2021Honors and Awards, University News

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

USF Maple Drive Renamed to Honor Former President Judy Genshaft

Street signs are being installed along newly named USF Genshaft Drive.

August 5, 2019University News

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Preeminent and Proud: An Oral History with Dr. Judy Genshaft

It’s been just over 19 years since Dr. Judy Genshaft was announced as the System President of the University of South Florida on March 10, 1999. To commemorate her almost-two decades of service, the USF Libraries’ Andy Huse, Associate Librarian in Special Collections, sat with President Genshaft to record her final oral history on May 22, 2019.

June 28, 2019University News

President Judy Genshaft and her husband, Steve Greenbaum, with others at the event honoring her historic gift.

USF President Makes Historic Gift, Donating $20 Million to Establish the Judy Genshaft Honors College

The University of South Florida System has flourished under President Judy Genshaft. Now, she continues her transformational leadership – this time through a historic gift. President Genshaft and her husband, Steve Greenbaum, have donated $20 million to the USF Foundation. This marks one of the largest gifts ever made to USF.

May 22, 2019University News

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President Judy Genshaft Leads Her Final USF Commencement Ceremonies

With about 7,500 degrees conferred, the Spring 2019 graduating class is the largest in USF System history. For President Judy Genshaft, it also represents the final class of her distinguished 19-year tenure where she has conferred more than 210,000 degrees.

April 25, 2019University News

President Judy Genshaft receiving the NCAA Living Legend Award

NCAA Honors USF President Judy Genshaft with Living Legend Award

Genshaft and three others from Tampa recognized during NCAA Women’s Basketball Final Four for breaking barriers and furthering inclusion efforts.

April 8, 2019Honors and Awards, University News

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Leading change in America’s universities, USF wins ACE Award for Institutional Transformation

American Council on Education honors USF for increasing student retention and graduation rates.

March 11, 2019Honors and Awards, University News

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USF System President Judy Genshaft Receives Plan Hillsborough’s Executive Director’s Award

This award focuses on President Genshaft's incredible leadership as a planner with a view of growth since 2000 at USF.

November 2, 2018Honors and Awards

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USF System President Judy Genshaft announces plans to step down, effective July 2019

Genshaft has led USF to unprecedented success during her historic tenure

September 10, 2018University News

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