Judy Genshaft, the president of the University of South Florida, announced on Monday, Sept. 10 that she will be stepping down from her position and retiring after 18 years on the job. Genshaft, the beloved president at USF, made her announcement on campus and the decision will be effective July 1, 2019.
Genshaft is credited with the incredible growth of “student success, research and innovation, fundraising and economic development.” In June 2018, USF earned the designation of Preeminence, signaling the school’s rise to prominence under her direction.
“The University of South Florida is on a trajectory unlike ever before in its history. We are reaching milestones once reserved for universities twice our age. We continue to make groundbreaking strides in research, student success, teaching and community impact,” Genshaft said in a letter to the USF community,” via WTFS-Tampa Bay.
“Because of this positive momentum, my family and I believe that this is the right time for me to step down from my post as president, effective July 1, 2019. It has been the honor of my professional career to be part of this journey since the year 2000.”
Congratulations to Genshaft on a successful career and best of luck in the next chapter.
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