Meet the Provost
Dr. Ralph Wilcox has served as Provost and Executive Vice President for the University of South Florida (USF) System since September 2009. The first in his family to graduate from college, Dr. Wilcox has driven unparalleled gains in student retention and completion rates, eliminating achievement gaps on the basis of race and socioeconomic status. Today, USF is an acknowledged national leader in student success with a burgeoning research portfolio that has taken USF into the ranks of the Top-30 public research universities.
As the chief academic officer of the University of South Florida, Dr. Wilcox works to aid in USF’s mission in delivering competitive undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs to generate knowledge and foster intellectual development to ensure student success in a global environment.
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