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About the President

Rhea Law has deep ties within the USF community. She earned an undergraduate degree in management from USF, putting herself through school while working as the university research project administrator for the Office of Sponsored Research. She is one of the founding members of the USF Board of Trustees, where she spent five years as vice chair and four years as the first (and only) female chair, contributing significantly to USF’s growth and evolution as a Research 1 public university. She served on the Presidential Search Advisory Committee for USF’s last two presidential searches. Law is also a member of the USF President's Council Society which honors donors who have made a lifetime commitment of $100,000 or more or a legacy gift to USF.

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Law Named Eighth USF President

President Rhea Law

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.

America's Fastest Rising

#42 among all public universities, U.S. News and World Report, highest ranking ever.

The University of South Florida has hit an all-time high on U.S. News & World Report’s annual ranking of the best colleges in America. In the new rankings, USF sits at No. 42 among all public universities and No. 97 among all universities public or private.