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The University of Tampa's full-color magazine connects UT to its alumni, parents and friends. Three issues are published each year: Spring (in April), Fall (in October) and Winter (in February). 

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The Spring 2024 Issue

Eight of this issue’s articles are available as links below, and the entire issue can also be read as a Zmag.


President Ronald L. Vaughn breathed life into a languishing university. Now, after nearly 30 years, he leaves it thriving. We talked to him about what worked, what it took, and what’s ahead for him after a career that established UT as a pillar of reinvention and innovation.

Read Story: Q&A with UT's Renaissance Man

Highlights from the Vaughn era forever will be intertwined with the future of the University. Indeed, the momentum behind UT’s milestones only continues to build.

Read Story: Decades of Change

Lessons from President Ronald L. Vaughn’s tenure are in no short supply. We asked faculty, staff, students, donors, trustees and others to share what they’ve learned from UT’s departing leader and what they’ll remember about working with him. A few themes emerged: vision, execution, sincere interest and kindness. These are their words.

Read Story: Vaughn: In Their Words

The campus art collection, much of it carefully chosen by President and Renée Vaughn, is a nod to the value of a cultural education.

Read Story: Leaving an Impression

Spartan Spotlights

Campus Clock is a Relic of What Made Them Tick

A grandfather clock towers over anyone who steps into a staff office on the first floor of Plant Hall.

Read Story: Campus Clock Made Them Tick

Born to Make a Difference

As a genomic science liaison for Ambry Genetics, Victoria Suslovitch ’16 assists health care providers in connecting the logical side of genetics with the human side. This can include teaching providers how to include genetics in their clinics or walking them through a patient’s case.

Read Story: Born to Make a Difference

Spartan Ready Philanthropy

In many ways, Nancy (Nuttall) Sauer lived as a mystery. She kept to herself, nodded at neighbors on her nightly walks and wasn’t known for much more than small talk.

Read Story: Meet Nancy Sauer

For more than 40 years, UT has thanked some of its biggest supporters with an evening of dinner and dancing at the Minaret Society Dinner. The event has been a favorite of Ron and Renée Vaughn, who help decide the menu, music and theme, including last year’s popular “Step Into Our Story.” The event celebrates UT donors and their philanthropic commitment to advance UT’s mission and provide elevated educational experiences for UT students.

Read Story: Elegance in Education

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