UT President Ronald L. Vaughn
UT President Ronald L. Vaughn  

Letter from the President

"Creating Tomorrow is the future of UT. This University is on the move. We have a proud history and an inspiring mission. The breadth of what we offer in terms of intellectual growth, leadership opportunities, and physical and social development is incredibly compelling.

What better moment than now to become involved? Over the last two decades, UT has experienced extraordinary progress — our enrollment is thriving; our rigorous academic curriculum ranks us as one of the strongest among our peer institutions; we boast over 200 ways for our students to take an active role in campus life and the community. UT students benefit from an unusually rich educational experience dedicated to developing the whole person.

Our beautiful campus has experienced unprecedented expansion and provides an impressive gateway into Tampa's downtown. This momentum reminds us of UT's paramount responsibility to prepare students to succeed in a complex and technologically advanced global society. Our drive to become a preeminent, medium size, comprehensive, independent university has provided the impetus for this capital campaign.

We are deeply grateful for your support of the Creating Tomorrow campaign. Because of you, we have boldly made progress toward our ambitious yet achievable dream. We are significantly increasing the amount of instructional and recreational space on campus. We are enlarging our endowment to attract and support outstanding students and faculty. We offer the best possible educational experience to the more than 9,000 students who come to UT from throughout the nation and the world to realize their goals.

With your support, I am confident that we will close the campaign in 2018 well above our $150 million campaign goal. Join us and be part of this incredible opportunity. Today ... together ... we can create tomorrow."

Ronald L. Vaughn, Ph.D.
President
 
Max H. Hollingsworth Endowed Chair of American Enterprise


Campaign Leadership

Partnership is a powerful part of the UT community. We are better, stronger and more successful when we work together. Meet the dedicated leaders of The Campaign for The University of Tampa.

Defosset
Don DeFosset
UT Board of Trustees 
Chairman and CEO
DJD Group
McNichols
Eugene H. McNichols
Chair Emeritus,
UT Board of Trustees
Chairman and CEO, McNichols Company
West
John West
UT Board of Trustees
CEO, Lion Asset Management
 

Campaign Steering Committee

Phillip E. Casey
Campaign Lead Gifts Committee
Chair, UT Board of Trustees
Chairman, Gerdau (Retired)

Stephen F. Dickey, M.D.
Co-Chair, Campaign Lead Gifts Committee
Trustee Emeritus, UT Board of Trustees
President, Dickey Holdings Inc.

James L. Ferman Jr.
Co-Chair, Campaign Trustees Committee
Immediate Past Chair, UT Board of Trustees
President and CEO, Ferman Automotive Management

James S. MacLeod ’70
Campaign Lead Gifts Committee
Board Development Committee Chair
Vice Chair, UT Board of Trustees
President and CEO, Coastal South Bankshares Inc.

Roy J. McCraw Jr.
Co-Chair, Campaign Trustees Committee
UT Board of Trustees
Regional Chairman, Wachovia (Retired)

Vincent J. Naimoli
Co-Chair, Campaign Lead Gifts Committee
Chair Emeritus, UT Board of Trustees
Chairman Emeritus, Tampa Bay Rays

Michael S. Southard ’82
Chair, Parents and Alumni Campaign Appeals
VP, International Sales, Kichler Lighting

David A. Straz Jr.
Co-Chair, Campaign Chairs’ Council
Chair Emeritus, UT Board of Trustees
Honorary Consul General, Republic of Liberia

John H. Sykes
Co-Chair, Campaign Chairs’ Council
Chair Emeritus, UT Board of Trustees
Chairman Emeritus, Sykes Enterprises Inc.

Rick Thomas ’72
Campaign Lead Gifts Committee
Chair Emeritus, UT Board of Trustees
President and CEO, Thomas Financial Group

Ronald L. Vaughn
President, The University of Tampa