USF business dean chosen as president at University of North Florida

The College of North Florida’s up coming president is a common identify to lots of in Tampa Bay — Moez Limayem, dean of the College of South Florida’s Muma College of Business.

The range was announced Monday by UNF’s board of trustees and is subject matter to affirmation by the point out Board of Governors in June. Limayem will develop into the university’s seventh president.

Limayem has been dean of the USF organization faculty since 2012 and was praised by UNF officers for having lifted far more than $126 million and cultivating interactions with distinguished neighborhood donors.

“I’m humbled and pretty honored, but also I know I will miss my colleagues and mates here at USF and in the group,” Limayem said in an interview.

Limayem said he has superior hopes for the future of USF as a source in the region’s growing small business community, with additional partnerships and improved student outcomes.

“We are getting to be a magnet for businesses to appear and recruit our pupils,” he explained. “We are also exhibiting good return on expenditure for remarkable transformational items we have received.”

Kevin Hyde, chair of the UNF board of trustees, termed Limayem an “innovative and achieved leader” in a assertion announcing the board’s select among four finalists.

“As we celebrate UNF’s 50th year, we appear ahead to Dr. Limayem applying his knowledge, management and partaking type to continue on to develop on our robust history, expanding chances for students and improving the university’s essential job in the region and beyond,” he said.

Limayem claimed he was enthusiastic to be part of a community he’s by now found welcoming.

If he is confirmed, Limayem will commence in August. A UNF spokesperson stated the board has started discussions about phrases of his contract.

In a message to the USF group, USF president Rhea Regulation congratulated Limayem and stated the college would carry out a nationwide research to find the up coming dean.