Prasant Mohapatra, vice chancellor for research at the University of California, Davis, was announced Friday as a candidate in the search for a new provost in a universitywide email sent by Chair John Ramil and Vice Chair Balaji Padmanabhan.
Mohapatra will visit each of the three campuses for town halls, with Tampa’s taking place Wednesday at 10 a.m. in room 136 of the Patel Center for Global Solutions.
The other campuses will hold town halls on Tuesday, with St. Pete’s occurring at 11 a.m. and Sarasota-Manatee’s at 3:30 p.m.
Although he’s the first candidate to be considered for the position in this new search, four other candidates also competed for the role last fall until one, Interim Provost Eric Eisenberg, was asked to withdraw from the race in November. Eisenberg took on the newly created position on the presidential cabinet as senior vice president of university-community partnerships.
This decision paused the search until it was officially resumed and restarted on Tuesday.
The search committee will remain unchanged from the fall as they continue to bring forth new candidates.
USF has terminated the design-build agreement for the $340 million on-campus stadium project, according to an official statement issued by USF on Friday. The university previously reached a $14.8 million design-build agreement with Tampa-based construction company Barton Marlow on April 25. The statement issued by USF said “the university has informed Barton Marlow of its […]
For communications major Umaya Sakhi, rent is one of the most difficult things to afford as a college student. Sakhi said they have struggled with rent since their freshman year, having to balance schoolwork and a part time job to cover their living expenses. “There are times where I’m able to save up in advance […]
Sophomore environmental science major Marisabel Paredes, a non-honors student, said the change to access at the Judy Genshaft Honors College building is somewhat fair. “When I used to come here, it used to be really full. And I guess that it might be unfair for honors students who actually are coming to use the space […]
This year, students will have to add another New Year’s resolution to their list: completing the annual FAFSA form. The 2024-25 form for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will open for students on Dec. 31, according to the launch announcement on the Federal Student Aid (FSA) website. Related: Here’s a breakdown of […]
A new USF group called the Employee Experience Team (EET) will be created within Central Human Resources, according to a universitywide email sent by President Rhea Law on Tuesday. The team will investigate and provide conflict resolution for all types of incident reports, such as sexual harassment, discrimination, ethical violation and misconduct, according to USF’s […]
Eric Torres, president of the Association of Latin Professionals for America (ALPFA) and junior personal financial planning major, said a proposed regulation targeting diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) could have a huge impact on student organizations. Torres said it could impact groups’ funding, which is essential to running any group on campus. “Without the funding, […]