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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. 

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

Jan D. Ely
The Chiselers Inc.

James W. Eyer Jr.
Co-Founder and CEO
Angels Care Health System

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 
Treasurer of the Board of Trustees 
The University of Tampa
Managing Partner 
Harrod Properties

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

Carl W. Lindell
Lindell Investments

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 
Secretary of the Board of Trustees 
The University of Tampa
President and CEO
Coastal South Bankshares Inc.

Kamal Majeed, Ph.D. 
Founder and Board Member
NexTech Systems Inc.

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

Joseph G. Meterchick 
Regional President 
PNC Bank

Gregory P. Muzzillo

Michael Nursey
Market President for Central Florida
TD Bank

Nancy J. Rabenold 
Xcira Inc.

Robert J. Rohrlack Jr.
President and CEO

Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce

Douglas C. Rothschild '81
Executive Managing Director
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

Brian M. Smith
Chairman of the Board of Fellows
The University of Tampa
Managing Partner
LCG Advisors

R. Bob Smith III, Ph.D.
Chairman and CEO
PAR Inc.
Susan Stackhouse 
President and CEO
Stellar Partners Inc.

Corey "CJ" Steadman Jr.
Chairman of the Board of Counselors
The University of Tampa
Financial Advisor

Craig C. Sturken 
Chairman of the Board 

Lorna Taylor
President and CEO
Premier Eye Care

James A. (Bubba) Turner III
President and CEO
Tampa Armature Works 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
Co-Chair, Capital Campaign
The University of Tampa
Lion Asset Management 

Melanie Williams
Senior Vice President and General Manager
Frontier Communications  

Rufus J. Williams III 
Cardinal Point Advisors


Eugene H. McNichols
Co-Chair, Capital Campaign
The University of Tampa
Chairman and CEO
McNichols Company

Vincent J. Naimoli
Chairman Emeritus
Tampa Bay Rays

David A. Straz Jr.

Ambassador-at-Large and Honorary Consul General
Republic of Liberia 

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.