Board of Trustees

The USF Board of Trustees was created in 2001 and is responsible for cost-effective policy decisions appropriate to the system mission and the implementation and maintenance of high quality education programs within the laws and rules of the State. The legislature also mandated a Campus Board for each of the following USF System institutions: USF St. Petersburg and USF Sarasota-Manatee. The members of each Campus Board are appointed by the USF Board of Trustees.

The 13 trustees include distinguished figures in the law, commerce, education, health care, philanthropy and public policy leadership. Six trustees are appointed by Florida’s governor and five trustees are appointed by the Board of Governors. The USF System Faculty Council President and USF System Student Advisory Council President also serve as trustees. The University of South Florida System President and President of the University of South Florida serves as Corporate Secretary.





Harold W. Mullis

Harold W. Mullis, Esq., Chair

Brian D. Lamb

Brian D. Lamb, Vice Chair

Jozef Gherman

Jozef Gherman

Stephanie Goforth

Stephanie E. Goforth

Scott Hopes

Scott L. Hopes

Stan Levy

Stanley I. Levy

Stephen Mitchell

Stephen J. Mitchell, Esq.

John B. Ramil

John B. Ramil

Debbie Nye Sembler

Debbie N. Sembler

Byron E. Shinn

Byron E. Shinn

Gregory Teague

Gregory B. Teague