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About the Interim 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 Confirmed by Florida BOG

Interim President-Elect Rhea Law

The Florida Board of Governors (BOG) confirmed Rhea Law as the University of South Florida’s interim president during the board’s meeting on Sept. 1. The USF Board of Trustees (BOT) unanimously appointed Law to the position on Aug. 2.

America's Fastest Rising

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The University of South Florida is the fastest-rising university in America over the past decade, public or private, according to U.S. News and World Report 2022 Best Colleges rankings released today. For the third consecutive year, USF ranks as one of the nation’s top 50 public universities.