USF St. Petersburg’s chancellor no longer wants to be considered for presidency of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
Chancellor Karen White, 56, who was one of five candidates who interviewed with a presidential search committee this week, notified the president of the University of Louisiana (UL) system that she was withdrawing her application in a letter Thursday.
“After careful deliberation, I determined that my current position more closely matches my professional priorities,” wrote White. “My administrative career has focused on the urban and metropolitan university and I believe my knowledge and skill set are best applied in that mission.”
White, who originally trained as a classical violinist but later became a University administrator, has served as chancellor of USF St. Petersburg, which has about 5,000 students, since President Judy Genshaft appointed her in 2003.
UL Lafayette, with an enrollment of around 16,000, is the largest of eight schools in the University of Louisiana system.
During White’s tenure, USF St. Petersburg has received separate accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), giving the regional campus authority to grant tenure and promotions, handle registration and approve changes to courses and curriculum.
At the half, a 14-point lead meant USF was on track to win its first conference game in over a calendar year. That energy was kept up even with under five minutes to go when the Bulls were up 33-20. Then USF watched as its lead went from comfortable, to slim, to nonexistent in the […]
Under normal circumstances, Grant Nolder, president of the USF flag football team would be preparing for the club’s biggest competition of the year, the Swamp Bowl. The annual tournament, hosted at UF, typically takes place during the fall semester and features some of the best club flag football teams in the country. Winners of the […]
Coach Brian Gregory said Tuesday the Bulls didn’t play complete, 40-minute games in their two losses last week. It’s debatable if they did Wednesday night against East Carolina (11-18, 5-11) at the Yuengling Center, but it was more than enough to put up a 73-68 overtime win. “It’s funny. There were stretches where we played […]
Student Government (SG) launched the first-of-its-kind, merit-based scholarship to students Nov. 5 on USF’s Tampa campus. As a part of Student Body President Britney Deas and Student Body Vice President Travis McCloskey’s platform, Bull S.H.I.F.T., — Success, Health, Innovation, Finance and Tradition — the SG’s Student Leadership Scholarship consists of two merit-based scholarships which will […]
A plan drafted on a bar napkin two years ago has now become the USF Jabil Innovation Institute, a multi-million dollar institute combining the College of Engineering and the Muma College of Business. Senior Vice President of Advancement and CEO of the USF Foundation Joel Momberg and Jabil CEO Mark Mondello jotted the idea down […]