USF President imagines ‘audacious future’
November 15, 2019 - Steve Currall, president of University of South Florida, outlined ambitious plans for USF during his inauguration speech Thursday. He wants USF to become an overall top 25 public university in the United States. His ultimate goal is for USF to each eligibility for membership in the Association of American Universities, the 65 top research universities in North America. USF has a strategic advantage over other universities due to its location in a growing metropolitan region with a focus on innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship, Currall said. He said USF serves as a catalyst for economic growth and that USF can become to Tampa Bay what Stanford University has been to Silicon Valley.