The College of North Florida’s future president is a acquainted title to a lot of in Tampa Bay — Moez Limayem, dean of the University of South Florida’s Muma Higher education of Small business.
The selection was introduced Monday by UNF’s board of trustees and is topic to affirmation by the condition Board of Governors in June. Limayem will grow to be the university’s seventh president.
Limayem has been dean of the USF company faculty due to the fact 2012 and was praised by UNF officers for possessing elevated more than $126 million and cultivating associations with notable local community donors.
“I’m humbled and pretty honored, but also I know I will skip my colleagues and good friends listed here at USF and in the community,” Limayem explained in an job interview.
Limayem stated he has higher hopes for the foreseeable future of USF as a resource in the region’s increasing company local community, with extra partnerships and improved university student results.
“We are getting a magnet for employers to occur and recruit our learners,” he claimed. “We are also exhibiting good return on expenditure for outstanding transformational items we have obtained.”
Kevin Hyde, chair of the UNF board of trustees, known as Limayem an “innovative and achieved leader” in a statement announcing the board’s pick amongst 4 finalists.
“As we rejoice UNF’s 50th 12 months, we seem ahead to Dr. Limayem applying his knowledge, leadership and engaging style to keep on to build on our strong background, escalating possibilities for pupils and boosting the university’s critical position in the area and further than,” he said.
Limayem stated he was energized to join a neighborhood he’s already discovered welcoming.
If he is verified, Limayem will start off in August. A UNF spokesperson said the board has begun discussions about phrases of his deal.
In a concept to the USF neighborhood, USF president Rhea Law congratulated Limayem and explained the university would carry out a nationwide search to find the following dean.