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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 operations@ut.edu.

Ade T. Adebisi '81, MBA '83
President
Ascellon Corporation

Charlotte Baker
Chair of the Board of Trustees
The University of Tampa
CEO
Digital Hands

Ronice Lauck Barlow MBA '17
Senior Vice President, Co-Head US Retail Sales
Franklin Templeton

Thilo D. Best
Senior Advisor
Longview Senior Housing

G. Robert Blanchard Jr.
President, CEO & Chairman
WRB Enterprises Inc.

Gregory L. Canty '92
Chair of the Alumni Advisory Board
The University of Tampa
Director, Executive Services
Office of the U.S. Army Surgeon General

Vincent J. Cassidy
CEO
Majesty Title Services

Jane Castor '81
Mayor
City of Tampa

Patty A. Martini Clark, MBA '85, Ph.D.
Realtor Associate
The Toni Everett Company

Debra W. Cook
Managing Director and Deputy General Counsel
The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation

Michael J. Culotta
Chair of the Family Association
The University of Tampa
Consultant and Private Investor (Retired)

Steven L. Dehmlow
Chairman and CEO
Composites One LLC

A. Gerald Divers
Chairman Emeritus
The Bank of Tampa

Robert Dutkowsky
Executive Chairman
US Foods

James W. Eyer, Jr.
Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees
The University of Tampa
Co-Founder and CEO
Angels Senior Living/Angels Care Health System

Beth Garcia
President
The Chiselers, Inc.
Owner
Coastal Security Title Inc.

Bill Goede
Tampa Bay Market President
Bank of America

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

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

Bobby Harris
President and CEO
BlueGrace Logistics

Misha Hart
Chair of the Board of Fellows
The University of Tampa
Vice President, Marketing
Fintech

Sheilina Henry
Senior Vice President, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Off-Premises Dining
Bloomin' Brands Inc.

Paul B. Heth
Chairman and CEO
Patton Ventures LLC

Paul Johan
Partner
Ballast Point Ventures

Raymond T. Kelly
Senior Advisor
New Markets Venture Partners

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

Jason Magee
Chief Executive Officer
ConnectWise

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

Roy J. McCraw Jr.
Regional Chairman and President (Retired)
Wachovia Bank Tampa Bay

Dirk Montgomery
CFO and EVP Supply Chain
Fiesta Restaurant Group

Michael Nursey
Executive Director Middle Market Florida
TD Bank

Alan G. Randolph '90
Director, Client Advisory Services
O'Connor Rodriguez, CPA

Lynda Remund
President and CEO
Tampa Downtown Partnership

Benson Alexander Riseman '78
President and CEO
BENSEA Enterprises LLC

Robert J. Rohrlack Jr., CCE, Ph.D.
President and CEO

Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce

Douglas C. Rothschild '81
Executive Managing Director
Cushman & Wakefield

Nipesh H. Shah
President and CEO
Anchor Glass

Michael S. Southard '82
Secretary of the Board of Trustees
The University of Tampa
Managing Director
Elvisridge Capital LLC

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

R. Vijayanagar, M.D.
R. Vijayanagar, M.D., P.A.

Alexander Walter MBA '09
Owner
Thundercloud Gun Club LLC

Helen Wesley
President
TECO Peoples Gas

Rufus J. Williams III
Principal
Cardinal Point Advisors LLC

Evan Wojtkowiak '12
Chair of the Board of Counselors
The University of Tampa
Regional Leasing Manager
HomeRiver Group

Karen Zaderej
Chairman, CEO and President
Axogen Corporation



CHAIRS EMERITI


Phillip E. Casey

Chairman (Retired)
Gerdau Ameristeel

Don DeFosset
Chairman and CEO
DJD Group

James L. Ferman Jr.
Chairman
Ferman Motor Car Company Inc.

Eugene H. McNichols
Chairman and CEO
McNichols Company

John H. Sykes '98 Honorary Degree
Founder and Chairman Emeritus (Retired)
Sykes Enterprises Inc.

Rick Thomas '72
Founder and Chair Emeritus
Thomas Financial Group

John B. West
Chairman
Lion Investments Inc.

TRUSTEES EMERITI

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

A.D. "Sandy" MacKinnon
Founder and Former CEO
MacKinnon Equipment and Services

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

Holland & Knight LLP