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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 planning@ut.edu.

Katherine "Maggie" Andretta 
Chair of the Board of Counselors 
The University of Tampa
Marketing and Business Development Coordinator 
The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co.

Charlotte Baker
CEO
Digital Hands

Thilo D. Best 
CEO
Longview Senior Housing Advisors

G. Robert Blanchard Jr. 
President and CEO 
WRB Enterprises Inc.

The Honorable Bob Buckhorn
Mayor
City of Tampa

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

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

Monica M. Cook '05, '12 M.Ed. 
President of the Alumni Association 
The University of Tampa
Talent Acquisition Manager 
Mad Mobile

A. Gerald Divers
Chairman Emeritus
The Bank of Tampa

James W. Eyer Jr. 
CEO
Angels Senior Living/Angels Care Health System

James L. Ferman Jr.
Immediate Past Chair of the Board of Trustees
The University of Tampa
President and CEO
Ferman Motor Car Company

Charlene A. Gordon 
Aerospace and Defense Sales and Management (Retired) 
Pilgrim Software Inc.

Thomas H. Graham '82  
Principal  
T.H. Graham and Associates LLC

Esther Hammer 
President 
The Chiselers Inc.

Gary W. Harrod 
Secretary of the Board of Trustees 
The University of Tampa
Managing Partner 
Harrod Properties

David S. Hendrix 
Chair of the Family Association 
The University of Tampa
Chair of Banking and Finance 
GrayRobinson P.A.

Raymond T. Kelly 
President and CEO (Retired)
MidAmerica Retirement Solutions

Carl W. Lindell Jr.
President and CEO
Lindell Investments

A.D. "Sandy" MacKinnon 
CEO 
ADM Ventures Inc.

James S. MacLeod '70 
Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees 
The University of Tampa
Chairman
CoastalSouth Bancshares Inc.

Kamal N. Majeed, Ph.D. 
CEO
Bright Ventures Inc.

Stephen H. Mauldin '90 
Co-Chief Executive Officer
CNL Financial Group

Hubertus M. Mühlhäuser 
CEO
CNH Industrial

Michael Nursey
Central Florida President
TD Bank

Alan G. Randolph '90 
Deputy Director of New York and Florida
Bank OZK

Scott P. Riley 
CEO Emeritus
Fintec
Chairman
Riley Education Foundation

Benson Alexander Riseman '78 
President and CEO 
BENSEA Enterprises LLC

Daniel A. Rodriguez 
President
NextPath Career Partners

Robert J. Rohrlack Jr., CCE
President and CEO

Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce

Yvette Segura
Regional Vice President
USAA

Eric Sidor '00 
Chair of the Board of Fellows 
The University of Tampa
Vice President 
Merrill Lynch

R. Bob Smith III, Ph.D.
Executive Chairman
PAR Inc.

Sherry Smith
CEO
Triad Retail Media

Michael Southard '82 
Managing Director 
Elvisridge Partners 

Susan Stackhouse 
President and CEO
Stellar Partners Inc.

Lorna Taylor
President and CEO
Premier Eye Care

Nancy G. Tower 
President and CEO
Tampa Electric Company

James A. "Bubba" Turner III
President and CEO
Tampa Armature Works Inc.

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

R. Vijayanagar, M.D. 
Physician
Advanced Innovative Medicine

Alexander Walter MBA '09 
Owner 
Walson Ventures LLC

Melanie S. Williams
Senior Vice President for Operations
Frontier Communications  


CHAIRS EMERITI

Don DeFosset 
Chairman and CEO 
DJD Group

Eugene H. McNichols 
Chairman and CEO
McNichols Company

Vincent J. Naimoli
Chairman (Retired)
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

Rick Thomas '72
President and CEO
Thomas Financial Group

John B. West 
CEO 
Lion Investments

TRUSTEES EMERITI

G. Robert Blanchard Sr.
Rancher
Little Everglades Ranch

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

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 LLP

R. James Robbins Sr.

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

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