USF president’s tenure lauded by UCF, UF leaders | Commentary

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We are sad to see her leave, but grateful that she and her family will remain Tampa residents and that USF has found a highly qualified successor in Dr.

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A 2017 study by the American Council on Education indicates the tenure of American college presidents is getting shorter, falling to just 6.5 years ‘ down from 8.5 years just a decade before. So, as she retires, one might ask, ‘what’s behind the impressive 19-year University of South Florida (USF) presidency of Dr. Judy Genshaft?’

Our two universities have a unique window through which to look at her outstanding history. As partners with USF in the Florida High Tech Corridor Council, a joint economic development initiative founded in 1996 to foster the growth of a high tech economy and the workforce to support it throughout a 23-county region across the middle of our state, we’ve grown accustomed to her energy, intellect and commitment.

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Sunburn ‘ The morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics ‘ 4.10.19

Breaking overnight’Jason Shoaf coasts to victory in House District 7 Republican primary‘ via Danny McAuliffe of Florida Politics ‘ Shoaf has secured the Republican nomination and will face Democrat Ryan Terrell in the special election for HD 7. About 49 percent of the more than 9,600 GOP voters supported Shoaf. Three other candidates had competed for the Republican nod: Mike Watkins, Lynda Bell,’and Virginia Fuller. Shoaf, of Port St. Joe, said he looks forward ‘to bringing the people of North Florida together.’ He is a vice president at the St. Joe Natural Gas Company. He also is a voting member of Triumph Gulf Coast. Watkins, of Panacea, is the CEO of Big Bend Community Based Care. He took second place with about 27 percent support, or just more than 2,600 votes. The general election is June 18.

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