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Message from Dr. Teeranai Ovathanasin

Welcome to the USF Sarasota-Manatee campus! We are committed to your academic and student success while at the University of South Florida, and strive to provide you with a personalized university experience through creative learning opportunities, dedicated and caring staff, and a robust campus life. I encourage you to take some time to review the resources and services available to you as a USF student.  We hope that you’ll have a memorable university experience, both within and beyond the classroom.  Enjoy your time here as a USF Bull! 

Dr. Teeranai Ovathanasin

Dr. teeranai Ovathanasin's biography

Dr. Teeranai Ovathanasin serves as the Assistant Regional Vice Chancellor of Student Success at the USF Sarasota-Manatee campus. Prior to arriving at USF in 2019, he worked at Florida Atlantic University for eleven years. He most recently served as the Executive Director of Academic Operations for the FAU Jupiter Campus under the Division of Academic Affairs. Dr. Ovathanasin holds a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Florida Atlantic University, and Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of Miami. He began his higher education career in Student Affairs, having worked within the Department of Housing and Residential Life. He has previously taught as an adjunct instructor for the Department of Educational Leadership and Research Methodology.