At USFSM, leadership is not just something we believe in – it’s what we teach, both in and out of the classroom. In order for our students to grow into future leaders of our society, we must take the first steps and show them the way.

Office of the USF System President

As Chief Executive Officer of the USF System, Dr. Steven C. Currall oversees a system serving more than 49,000 students in over 235 degree programs on the undergraduate, masters, specialist and doctoral levels across three campuses.

usf system

Office of the USFSM Regional Chancellor

Karen A. Holbrook, PhD, is the Regional Chancellor at USF Sarasota-Manatee.

USFSM chancellor

The USFSM Senior Leadership

The Senior Leadership is the on-campus team at USF Sarasota-Manatee that comprises the Regional Chancellor, three Regional Vice Chancellors and two Assistant Vice Presidents.

USFSM senior leadership

The USFSM Campus Board

The USF Sarasota-Manatee Campus board is a group of community leaders who serve terms of four years. The board is responsible for guiding the overall mission and plan of the regional campus while serving as USFSM advocates to the community.

USFSM campus board

Community Leadership Council (CLC)

The CLC’s charge is to advise the USF Sarasota-Manatee Campus Board and management team about program and service priorities, and advocate and present information on campus priorities to the community and elected officials. The council has four committees: Community Affairs, Executive, Program and Public Advocacy.


USF Board of Trustees

The USF Board of Trustees was created in 2001 and is responsible for cost-effective policy decisions appropriate to the system mission and the implementation and maintenance of high quality education programs within the laws and rules of the State.

USFSM board of trustees

Deans' Council

The Deans' Council is responsible for decision-making with regards to academics and the welfare of students and faculty.

USFSM academic and student affairs council

State University System Board of Governors

USF Sarasota-Manatee is a member of the Florida State University System (SUS). The SUS comprises 12 state universities and operates under the control of the Board of Governors.

USFSM state university