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Board of Trustees

Ultimate responsibility for the University resides with the Board of Trustees, as governance of the University is legally invested in the Board. This group of outstanding professionals meets formally four times each year and provides oversight to all areas of the University and works to raise resources. Comments to the Board of Trustees may be sent to

Charlotte Baker
Digital Hands

Leo B. Berman '69
Palm Beach Yacht Center

Anthony J. Borrell Jr.
Borrell Family Foundation Inc. 

Thilo D. Best
Bayshore Retirement Partners LLC
Walt Bromfield 
Chair of the Board of Fellows
The University of Tampa
Vice President of Finance
Ridgebury Tankers

The Honorable Bob Buckhorn
City of Tampa

Christine M. Burdick
Tampa Downtown Partnership

Robert C. Calafell '66 MBA '75
Senior Vice President (Retired) 
GTE (Verizon)

Marie Chinnici-Everitt
Managing Director and Chief Marketing Officer
Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation

Phillip E. Casey
Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees
The University of Tampa 
Chairman (Retired) 

Don DeFosset
Co-Chair, Capital Campaign
The University of Tampa
Chairman and CEO
DJD Group

Richard Dimmitt
CEO/Dealer Operator
Dimmitt Automotive Group

James L. Ferman Jr.
Chair of the Board of Trustees
The University of Tampa
President and CEO
Ferman Automotive Management

A. William (Bill) Goede
Tampa Bay Market President
Bank of America

Gary W. Harrod
Managing Partner

Harrod Properties

Howard M. Jenkins 
Publix Supermarkets

April Jones '04
President of the Alumni Association
The University of Tampa

Pat Keel
The Chiselers Inc.

Mariano Legaz
President of the Florida Region 
Verizon Wireless

John P. Lowth '82  
President and CEO 
Arnone, Lowth, Wilson, and Leibowitz, Inc.

A.D. (Sandy) MacKinnon 
MacKinnon Equipment and Services

James S. MacLeod '70 
President and CEO
Coastal South Bankshares Inc.

Kamal Majeed, Ph.D. 
NexTech Systems LLC

Roy J. McCraw Jr.
Regional Chairman (Retired) 
Wachovia Bank

Joseph G. Meterchick 
Regional President 
PNC Bank

James K. (Jack) Murray Jr.

Murray Corporation

Michael Nursey
Market President for Central Florida
TD Bank

Aakash Patel
Chair of the Board of Counselors
The University of Tampa
Elevate Inc.

Nancy J. Rabenold 
Xcira Inc.

Robert J. Rohrlack Jr.
President and CEO

Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce

Douglas C. Rothschild '81
Regional Managing Principal 
Cushman & Wakefield

Yvette Segura
Vice President and General Manager
USAA Southeast Region

Kevin Shukur
Chair, Family Association, Board of Directors
The University of Tampa
West Florida Market President
BBVA Compass Bank

Michael S. Southard '82
National Sales Manager
Kichler Landscape Lighting

Craig C. Sturken 
Chairman of the Board 

Lorna Taylor
President and CEO
Premier Eye Care

Robert M. Thomas
Two Rivers Ranch Inc.

Ronald L. Vaughn, Ph.D.
The University of Tampa

R. Vijayanagar, M.D. 
Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery (Consultant) 
Medical Director 
Advanced Innovative Medicine

Benjamin B. West
Chairman and Founder

John B. West
Immediate Past Chair of the Board of Trustees
The University of Tampa
Lion Asset Management

Rufus J. Williams III 
Cardinal Point Advisors


Eugene H. McNichols
Chairman and CEO
McNichols Company 

Vincent J. Naimoli
Chairman Emeritus
Tampa Bay Rays

David A. Straz Jr.

Honorary Consul

Consulate of Republic of Liberia
Consulate of Republic of Honduras
John H. Sykes  
Chairman Emeritus (Retired)
SYKES Enterprises, Incorporated
JHS Management LLC

Rick Thomas '72
President and CEO
Thomas Financial Group


G. Robert Blanchard Sr.
Little Everglades Ranch

Stephen F. Dickey, M.D.
Dickey Holdings Inc.

The Honorable Dick A. Greco '56
Former Mayor/City of Tampa

The Honorable Bob Martinez '57
Former Governor of the State of Florida
Senior Policy Advisor

Holland & Knight

R. James Robbins Sr.

Founder (Retired)
Robbins, Bell & Kreher Architects, Inc.

Ernest C. Segundo Sr. '56
President (Retired)
Vista Chemical Latin America, S.A.