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President Rhea Law speaks at Stetson Law commencement ceremony

USF President Rhea Law receives honorary degree, delivers keynote address at Stetson Law Commencement

President Rhea Law is a Stetson alumna whose legal career spans several decades. Her advice to the graduating class centered on three main themes: the importance of believing in oneself, remaining open to new opportunities and maintaining one’s credibility in practicing law.

May 22, 2024Honors and Awards

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Top stories of 2023

From being invited to join the prestigious Association of American Universities to breaking fundraising records and even a faculty member making it into the Guinness Book of World Records, this has been a momentous year for USF.

December 15, 2023University News

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Law shares vision for USF’s future in presidential inauguration speech

In her remarks to students, faculty, staff, alumni and members of the Tampa Bay community, USF President Rhea Law shared plans for taking the university to the next level, including three academic areas of strength to build on, a renewed commitment to community partnerships and a new on-campus stadium.

January 19, 2023University News

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Forbes ranks the University of South Florida as one of America’s Best Employers for Women

USF ranks No. 22 on the Forbes list, which includes employers across a wide range of industries. Women currently account for 57% of all USF employees, 64% of administration employees and 51% of executive/senior leadership.

July 27, 2022University News

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Florida Board of Governors confirms Rhea Law as University of South Florida’s eighth president

The Florida Board of Governors (BOG) voted unanimously to confirm Rhea Law as the University of South Florida’s next president. Law, who was selected unanimously by the USF Board of Trustees (BOT) last week, is the first USF alum to fill the role.

March 30, 2022University News

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Presidential candidates meet with USF community during campus visits

The USF community had the opportunity to interact with the two candidates seeking to become the university’s eighth president – the final step before both of them interview with the Board of Trustees.

March 21, 2022University News

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Two candidates for USF president advance to next steps in the search process

The USF Presidential Search Committee interviewed Interim President Rhea Law and Jeffrey Talley and voted to advance both candidates to the next round, which includes visits on each of USF’s three campuses on March 21.

March 4, 2022University News

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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

President Rhea Law appears on the Synapse Summit stage with the presidents of UCF and UF.

President Law explores the future of university innovation with UF, UCF presidents at Synapse Summit

For the first time ever, University of South Florida President Rhea Law shared the stage with the presidents of the University of Central Florida and the University of Florida to offer their visions for the role of university innovation in fueling the state’s future economy.

February 24, 2022University News

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