Leadership Team

President's Cabinet

Ralph Wilcox, Provost and Executive Vice President

Portrait of Ralph Wilcox

Dr. Ralph Wilcox has served as Provost and Executive Vice President for the University of South Florida and the USF Tampa campus since 2009. As provost, Dr. Wilcox is the chief academic officer of the university and guides USF's performance planning, implementation and accountability initiatives that have positioned USF among Florida's highest performing institutions of higher education.

Martin Tadlock, Regional Chancellor of USF St. Petersburg Campus

Martin Tadlock

Dr. Martin Tadlock joined the University of South Florida St. Petersburg campus in 2016. Under his leadership, the campus has adopted a comprehensive focus on elevating students and proactively intervening to address obstacles to student progress. He works closely with colleagues across the university to bring the strength of One USF to the St. Petersburg campus and to support campus enhancement.

Karen A. Holbrook, Regional Chancellor of USF Sarasota-Manatee Campus

Karen Holbrook

Dr. Karen A. Holbrook was appointed regional chancellor of the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee campus in 2018. Under her leadership, the Sarasota-Manatee campus has continued to develop strong business and education partnerships throughout the region and the state with a focus on preparing today’s students for life beyond graduation.

Charles Lockwood, MD, Senior Vice President of USF Health

Dr. Charles Lockwood

Dr. Charles Lockwood joined USF Health in 2014, becoming dean of the Morsani College of Medicine and assuming a number of leadership roles across the institution. Internationally known for his research expertise in obstetrics and gynecology, Dr. Lockwood has received numerous research grant awards and maintains an active laboratory at USF Health dedicated to clinical research in his areas of expertise.

Jay Stroman, Senior Vice President of Advancement and Alumni Affairs

Jay Stroman portrait

Appointed in 2020, Jay Stroman has over 20 years of successful institutional advancement experience that he brings to the University of South Florida Foundation. He is a dynamic development leader who builds strong relationships with USF's alumni and community supporters, advocates for the university’s top priorities and develops creative strategies for sustainable philanthropy.

Keith Anderson, Interim Vice President for Research, Innovation & Knowledge Enterprise

Portrait of Keith Anderson

Keith Anderson was appointed interim Vice President for Research, Innovation & Knowledge Enterprise in January 2021. Having served as a USF research administrator for more than 13 years, Anderson was previously the assistant vice president for Research & Innovation where he was responsible for overseeing all Sponsored Research and Research Integrity & Compliance services.

Elizabeth Hordge-Freeman, Interim Vice President for Institutional Equity and Senior Advisor to the President and Provost for Diversity and Inclusion

Portrait of Dr. Hordge-Freeman

Dr. Elizabeth Hordge-Freeman is leading the effort to restructure the Office of Diversity, Inclusion & Equal Opportunity in order to proactively establish outreach initiatives, education and training that support USF’s strategic goals and mission. In her role as senior advisor, Dr. Hordge-Freeman supports leadership in fostering an inclusive and anti-racist campus community. She advocates for the institutionalization of USF’s Principles of Community and is a point of contact for promoting data-informed priorities with a focus on faculty and curriculum development across the university's three campuses.

Michael Kelly, Vice President of Intercollegiate Athletics 

Portrait of Michael Kelly

Michael Kelly joined University of South Florida Athletics in 2018, with 25 years of experience in athletic leadership. He works to create an exceptional student-athlete experience in which USF’s nearly 450 student-athletes can thrive, and he is also committed to engaging the community and building Bulls Nation through outstanding customer service and ensuring rewarding and memorable experiences.

Kim Hill, Vice President of University Communications and Marketing and Chief Marketing Officer

Portrait of Kim Hill

As vice president and chief marketing officer, Kim Hill is responsible for University Communications and Marketing at USF. Her team works to enhance USF’s national reputation and support the university’s strategic goals, emphasizing USF’s trajectory as the fastest-rising university in the country. Kim has experience in the higher education, government, technology and media sectors. She joined USF in 2013.

Nicholas Setteducato, Interim Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Headshot of Nick Setteducato

Nick Setteducato joined USF in 2011 and has served in various capacities on the Tampa and, most recently, St. Petersburg campus. As USF’s COO, he is responsible for overseeing the university's administrative services units which include facilities, information technology, human resources, police, emergency management, and parking.

Gerard D. Solis, General Counsel 

Portrait of Gerard Solis

Since joining USF’s Office of the General Counsel as assistant general counsel in 2003, Gerard D. Solis has worked in multiple practice areas serving virtually all areas and levels of the university. As general counsel, he now regularly advises university administration on a range of governance, labor and employment, constitutional and compliance matters.

Nick Trivunovich, Vice President of Business & Finance and Chief Financial Officer

Portrait of Nick Trivunovich

Nick Trivunovich joined USF in 1995 and has served in his current role in the Office of Business & Finance since 2010. As vice president and chief financial officer, Trivunovich is responsible for the financial, budget and treasury operations of the university.

Angie Sklenka, Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

Angie Sklenka, Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

Angie Sklenka joined USF in 2020 with more than 20 years of experience managing human resources in higher education, healthcare, hospitality and global manufacturing in North America, Europe and Asia. At USF, she leads strategies for learning and talent development, human resources operations management and implementation of human capital management systems, employee relations, total rewards, talent management, and organizational effectiveness. 

Mark Walsh, Assistant Vice President for Government Relations

Portrait of Mark Walsh

As head of the Office of Government Relations, Mark Walsh oversees and coordinates the university’s interactions with the federal government, the State of Florida and local governments on all policy and budgetary issues related to USF. His office advocates for public investment to fund high-priority operating budget, research and capital construction projects and policy and governance issues affecting USF.

Paige Beles Geers, Acting Chief of Staff

Portrait of Paige Geers

Paige supports, proactively manages and shepherds high-priority projects and key university strategic initiatives. She oversees relations and outreach efforts with the Florida Board of Governors members, staff and other dignitaries. Paige is also the staff liaison for the Board of Trustees Strategic Initiatives Committee.