Committees

A Steering Committee composed of USF faculty and staff oversees the work of seven Work Groups to review key areas across the University.


Co-Lead Susan Prion
Professor
School of Nursing and Health Professions



Co-Lead Anneliese Mauch
Assistant Vice President
Office of Marketing and Communications



Sue Yung Bae
Adjunct Professor, Rhetoric and Language/AEM
College of Arts 
and Sciences



Candice Harrison
Associate Professor, History
College of Arts and Sciences



Shannon Gary
Associate Vice Provost for Student Life and Dean of Students



Joan McDermott
Executive Senior Associate Athletic Director



David Philpott
Director, Employee and Labor Relations



Dean Rader
Professor, English, College of Arts and Sciences



Christina Tzagarakis-Foster
Associate Dean for Sciences
College of Arts and 
Sciences


Rhonda Magee
Professor, School of Law


The Work Groups are organized around these topics:

Processes and Systems

The charge of the Process and Systems Working Group is to examine, and make recommendations to radically improve or change the university's fundamental processes as a means to increase collaboration, transparency, and evidence-based decision-making.

Melissa Diaz

Risk Services Manager, Office of Accounting and Business Services

Business and Finance

Trigby Perea

Associate Director, Application Services

Information Technology Services

Elizabeth Benhardt

Assistant Dean

School of Law

Sonia Caamano

Manager of Finance and Operations

Student Life

Mahmoud Kaddoura

Assistant Professor

School of Nursing and Health Professions

Maggie Karaman

Employment Manager

Human Resources

Tika Lamsal

Assistant Professor, Rhetoric and Language

College of Arts and Sciences

Marvella Luey

Assistant Dean of Academic and Faculty Services

College of Arts and Sciences

Terence Parr

Professor, Computer Science

College of Arts and Sciences

Mike Pasqua

Director of Development Services

Development

Richard Stackman

Associate Professor

School of Management

Academic Portfolios

The charge of the Academic Portfolio Working Group is to review degree, non-degree (academic and professional certificates), and executive education offerings, as well as delivery methods (face-to-face, hybrid, and on-line) and delivery locations. The team will consider opportunities for new programs in relation to market demands, as well as changes to existing programs.

Carol Graham

Associate Professor, Accounting

School of Management

Susan Zolezzi

Associate Director, Instructional Design

Information Technology Services

Michael Bloch

Associate Professor, Psychology

College of Arts and Sciences

Mary Booker

Assistant Vice Provost, Student Financial Services

Strategic Enrollment Management

Catherine Coleman

Assistant Professor

School of Nursing and Health Professions

Johnny Cooper

Director of Corporate & Fundations Relations

Development

Ellen Kelly Daley

Associate Director, Priscilla A. Scotlan Career Services Center

Student Life

Barry Doyle

Associate Dean of Academic Affairs

School of Management

Walt Gmelch

Professor, Leadership Studies

School of Education

Nathaniel Hinerman

Adjunct Professor, Theology and Religious Studies; Nursing

College of Arts and Sciences, School of Nursing and Health Professions

Abigail Jelavich

Associate Director, Undergraduate Admission and Recruitment

Strategic Enrollment Management

Sean Matthews

Senior Financial Analyst, Office of Planning and Budget

Center for Institutional Planning and Effectiveness

Shona Milazo

Interim Associate Vice Provost and Dean of Academic Student Services, CASA

Student Life

External Relations and Global Visibility

The charge of the External Relations and Global Visibility Working Group is to imagine ways to advance and enhance awareness of USF's distinction, points of pride, and mission-driven initiatives. The team will consider paths that may result in philanthropy, sponsorships, alliances, or strategic partnerships, and that may better communicate the USF story to donors, alumni, prospective students, peers in higher education, and opinion leaders in the community, media, and government.

Mike Duffy

Associate Dean

School of Education

Charlene Lobo Soriano

Associate Dean of Student Academic Services, Branch Campuses, CASA

Student Life

John Calaway

Senior Gift Planning Officer

Development

Mark Cannice

Department Chair / Professor, Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Strategy

School of Management

Jay Dillon

Director of Alumni Engagement

Development

David Donahue

Senior Director

Leo T McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good

Dan Erwin

Marketing Client Manager: Development

Office of Marketing Communications

Susan Ewens

Associate Director of Alumni and External Relations

School of Management

Alex Hochman

Director, Priscilla A. Scotlan Career Services Center

Student Life

Scott Sidwell

Director of Athletics

Athletics

Dave Wolber

Professor & Chair, Computer Science

College of Arts and Sciences

University Services

The charge of the University Services Working Group is to review the provision of campus services to find opportunities for efficiencies and effectiveness. The team may examine adequacy, efficiency, and effectiveness of internal services provided for units across campus, as well as partnerships with local, regional, and international vendors for alignment with mission-driven university values.

Peggy Takahashi

Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies and Programming

School of Management

Craig Petersen

Director of Operations, Facilities Management

Business and Finance

Don Crean

Associate Director for Undergraduate Studies and Programming

School of Management

Susan Freiwald

Interim Dean

School of Law

Danielle Glynn

Director of Alumni and External Relations

School of Management

Felton Louis

Director of HRIS Services and Data Quality

Human Resources

April McKay

Office Manager, Downtown Campus

School of Management

Jeff Paris

Associate Professor, Philosophy

College of Arts and Sciences

Michael Tadesse-Bell

Academic Success Coach, Director of Student Experience and Persistence Programs, CAS

Student Life

Nikki Williams Wright

Director; Client Support Services

Information Technology Services

Organization, Structure and Culture

The charge of the Organization Structure and Culture Working Group is to examine roadblocks or friction points that may exist in our current organizational structure; and to identify impediments to effective internal communication, governance, transparency in decision-making, and community-wide participation.

Dan McPherson

Director of Graduate Student Services

Student Life

Mary Kate Wood

Assistant Dean for Administration

School of Nursing and Public Health

Noah Borrero

Associate Professor, Teacher Education

School of Education

Elsa Evans

Senior Associate Director, Gruduate Programs

College of Arts and Sciences

Michael Harrington

Associate Vice Provost, Office of Planning & Budget

Center for Institutional Planning and Effectiveness

Keith Hunter

Assistant Professor, Organization, Leadership and Communication

School of Management

Ashley McDougald

Assistant to the CIO

Information Technology Services

Liz Miles

Master Plan Manager, Facilities

Business and Finance

Nick Recchia

Information Security Officer & Director

Information Technology Services

Golden Venters

Director of Organizational Effectiveness

Student Life

Paul Zeitz

Professor, Mathematics

College of Arts and Sciences

Student Success

The charge of the Student Success Working Group is to examine ways to improve student success (as measured by recruitment, retention and persistence, attainment of educational objectives, academic achievement, career discernment and placement, and holistic development). The team will be guided by USF’s aspirational goal to create a seamless, mission-driven, inclusive, and engaged environment.

Monica Njoku

Assistant Director, Alumni Integrated Communications

Development

Drew Roberts

Director of Administration, Sport Management Master's Program

College of Arts and Sciences

Frank Allocco

Senior Associate Athletic Director, External Relations

Athletics

Leighia Fleming

Assistant Director, Student Conduct, Rights, and Responsibilities

Student Life

Hannah Helser

Operations Supervisor, Public Safety

Student Life

David Holler

Associate Professor, Rhetoric and Language

College of Arts and Sciences

Tim Iglesias

Professor

School of Law

Ying-Sing Cynthia Lai

Assistant Director, International Student and Scholar Services

Center for Global Education

Peter Novak

Professor, Performing Arts

College of Arts and Sciences

Susan Pauly-O'Neill

Assistant Professor

School of Nursing and Health

Stephanie Sears

Associate Professor and Chair, Sociology

College of Arts and Sciences

JJ Thorp

Director of Project Management, Facilities Management

Business and Finance

Ryan Garcia

Director, Student Conduct, Rights, and Responsibilities

Student Life

Physical Space Utilization, Management, and Operations

The charge of the Physical Space Utilization, Management, and Operations Working Group is to review the current use and management of university facilities.  The team may explore current processes for planning, constructing, and/or modifying physical space for teaching, research, creative and business activities, and other opportunities.

Cheryl Jones-Walker

Associate Dean

School of Education

Barbara Thomas

Senior Director, Counseling and Psychological Services

Student Life

Katie Baum

Resources and Planning Manager, Office of the Dean

College of Arts and Sciences

Robert Bromfield

University Registrar and Associate Dean

Strategic Enrollment Management

Shawn Calhoun

Associate Dean, University Libraries & Department Head of Access Services

Gleeson Library / Geschke Center

Joanne Campbell Magrini

Associate Director, Recreational Sport Department / Koret

Student Life

Frank Ohara

Department Chair / Term Associate Professor, Finance

School of Management

Tim Swift

Program Assistant / Office Coordinator, Downtown Campus

School of Management

Seth Wachtel

Associate Professor and Chair, Art + Architecture

College of Arts and Sciences

Ace White

Chief Engineer, Facilities Management

Business and Finance