Published: December 12, 2007
University of Tampa President Ronald L. Vaughn was awarded the Tampa Bay
CEO of the Year award for community action Tuesday during an awards
ceremony at Tampa’s A La Carte Event Pavilion.
presented annually by Tampa Bay CEO Magazine, seek to honor the
achievements of top executives at companies and institutions throughout
the Tampa Bay area. Vaughn was nominated in the community action
category for his leadership during what has been an unprecedented period
of growth and expansion for UT.
Other area leaders were honored in categories such as advertising & marketing, consumer services and real estate.
think from our perspective, we’re looking at the body of his work here
at the University and how much he has accomplished here during a
relatively short time in the University’s history,” said Linda Devine,
UT vice president of operations and planning, who helped nominate Vaughn
for the award.
Vaughn came to the University in 1984 as the
coordinator of the Department of Marketing and the holder of the Max H.
Hollingsworth Endowed Chair of American Enterprise. He later served as
director of the MBA program, dean of the College of Business and
Graduate Studies, and co-chief academic officer before becoming the
president of the University in January 1995.
leadership, the University has seen an annual budget expansion from
$28.2 million to $125 million and the completion of more than $200
million of campus construction.