Office of the President

President's Welcome


Thank you for taking time to learn more about the University of South Florida System and the University of South Florida in Tampa, one of America's leading public research universities. The students, faculty and staff of USF in Tampa, USF St. Petersburg and USF Sarasota-Manatee are working hard every day to develop bold ideas and forge innovative solutions to the world’s biggest problems. We are a community of scholars, scientists and innovators who value excellence in all we do and work collaboratively with our partners to create healthy, prosperous and sustainable communities.

I have been proud to serve as President of USF and CEO of the USF System since 2000. More than 48,000 students are served each year across the USF System. The USF System has an operating budget of approximately $1.8 billion with more than $440 million each year in new research grants and contracts. USF was founded in 1956 as the first public university planned and built in the 20th Century, and today the USF System has an annual economic impact of more than $4.4 billion on the Tampa Bay region.

The institutions of the USF System are separately accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and have distinct missions and locally-developed strategic plans. Reporting directly to the Office of the President are all Vice Presidents; and the Regional Chancellor of USF St. Petersburg and the Regional Chancellor of USF Sarasota-Manatee. USF Vice Presidents with system-wide authority and responsibilities chair USF System Advisory Councils consisting of representatives from all USF institutions and regional campuses.

I invite you to explore our web site and discover the many ways the USF System community is working every day to make the future better for all, both here in the Tampa Bay Region and around the world.

Judy Genshaft, Ph.D.

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