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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 shares vision for USF

The Inauguration of Rhea F. Law as the eighth president of the University of South Florida.

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.

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.