UT’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) has named a Board of
Community Advisors from among prominent Tampa Bay area business and professional
The list is headed by Lea Davis, who will serve as the Board’s first chair.
CLAS Dean G. Jeffrey Klepfer, Ph.D., will be a member. The group already has had
its inaugural meeting.
"The primary purpose is to assist the College in interfacing with the
public," Klepfer said. "We will meet again in late September or early October,
and then will be establishing two committees: Public Affairs and Program
Development. Public Affairs will provide input regarding the promotion of the
college's community presence, and Program Development will help us assess the
opportunities and threats associated with starting new undergraduate and
graduate academic programs."
Other members of the new board include Bill Carlson of Tucker/Hall Inc.;
William C. Dudley III, MD; Taylor Eason of Creative Loafing; George W. Gage III
of Northern Trust Bank; Earl Haugabook of TECO Energy; William Kalish of Kalish
and Ward; Leon Mandell, Ph.D.; Candy Olson of the Hillsborough County School
Board; Jan Roberts of the Institute for Ethics and Meaning; Curtis R. Rogers of
Rogers and Associates; Linda S. Taggart; and James E. Tokley Sr. of Tokley and
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