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Ocean expert Hogarth to serve as interim USF St. Pete chancellor

Posted Jul 12, 2012 by Lindsay Peterson

Updated Jul 13, 2012 at 12:55 PM

With the departure of Margaret Sullivan, the former dean of USF’s College of Marine Science, William Hogarth, is taking over as chancellor of the University of South Florida St. Pete.

He’ll start on Aug. 6, while continuing as director of the Florida Institute of Oceanography, based at the marine science college near USF St. Pete’s campus.

Hogarth is also the former director of the National Marine Fisheries Service and served as chairman of the International Whaling Commission and the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas.

He’s “a respected administrator who has cultivated deep relationships within the community and who will keep USFSP moving forward on its path to excellence. He knows the institution and the community, he understands the USF System and he is committed to the success of our students,” said USF President Judy Genshaft when she announced her decision today.

You can read more here.

Frank Biafora, dean of USF St. Pete’s College of Arts and Sciences is leading the committee that will search for Sullivan’s replacement. He’ll work with national search firm R. William Funk & Associates.

Sullivan announced on June 25 that she was leaving the chancellor’s post to “pursue new adventures.”

She led the campus for three years and is credited with seeing it through a difficult time when its accreditation was in jeopardy.

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