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 planning@ut.edu.


Jean Amuso
President
The Chiselers Inc.

Leo B. Berman '69
President
Palm Beach Yacht Center

Thilo D. Best
Principle
Bayshore Retirement Partners

Anthony J. Borrell Jr.
President
Borrell Family Foundation Inc.
 
Allen R. Brinkman II
Chairman, President and CEO
SunTrust Bank, Tampa Bay

The Honorable Bob Buckhorn
Mayor
City of Tampa

Christine M. Burdick
President
Tampa Downtown Partnership

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

Ali Carr 
Chair 
Board of Counselors
President 
Ali Specialties

Phillip E. Casey
Secretary of the Board of Trustees
The University of Tampa 
Chairman (Retired) 
Gerdau

Blake J. Casper
CEO and Chairman
Caspers Company 

Thomas A. Castriota 
President 
Castriota Chevrolet

Don DeFosset
Immediate Past Chair of the Board of Trustees
The University of Tampa
Chairman and CEO
DJD Group

Richard C. Elias
CEO

Transitions Optical Inc.

James L. Ferman Jr.
Vice 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

Robert D. Gries Jr.
CEO
Gries Investment Fund

Gary W. Harrod
Managing Partner

Harrod Properties

John J. Holton '93 
President 
National Alumni Association
The University of Tampa
Vice President, Client Services 
 Rita Technology Services 

Robert E. Hoyland
Vice President and General Manager

USAA

Edward M. Kobel
President and COO

DeBartolo Development

Susan W. Leisner
Chartered Financial Analyst (Retired)


James E. MacDougald
President
Westshore Ventures Inc.

Ian MacKechnie

Chairman and CEO

Amscot Financial Inc.

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

Kamal Majeed, Ph.D. 
CEO, President and Founder 
NexTech Systems

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

Thomas A. Meachum '81  MBA '93
Chair of the Board of Fellows 
The University of Tampa
First Vice President CFP® 
Merrill Lynch

Joseph G. Meterchick 
Regional President 
PNC Bank

Sidney W. Morgan

COO

JSA Healthcare


James K. (Jack) Murray Jr.
Chairman

Murray Corporation

Robert J. Rohrlack Jr.
President and CEO

Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce

Douglas C. Rothschild '81
 
Regional Managing Principal 
Cassidy Turley

Michael S. Southard '80
National Sales Manager
Kichler Landscape Lighting

Thomas W. Spruance 
Chair
Family Association Board of Trustees

Charles E. Sykes
President and CEO

Sykes Enterprises Incorporated

Lorna Taylor

President and CEO

Premier Eye Care

Robert M. Thomas
CEO

Two Rivers Ranch Inc.

James (Bubba) A. Turner III

President and CEO

Tampa Armature Works Inc. 

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

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

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

 Rufus J. Williams III 
Principal 
Cardinal Point Advisors

CHAIRS EMERITI

Alfred S. Austin '47 (Honorary Degree '04)
CEO
A.S. Austin Company

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
President
JHS Management LLC

Rick Thomas '72
President and CEO
Thomas Financial Group

TRUSTEES EMERITI

G. Robert Blanchard Sr.
Rancher
Little Everglades Ranch

Stephen F. Dickey, M.D.
President

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.