USF president Dr. Steven Currall dropped a bombshell on the Bulls’ community on Monday that he will resign the presidency, effective August 2.
For the entire USF community, the past two years have been a challenging and intense journey. In the face of challenges, you have shown tremendous resiliency and the power of our community. As a result, we have achieved many significant milestones,” Currall said in a message to faculty, staff, students and alumni. “The intensity of the past two years has put a strain on my health and my family. Therefore, after thoughtful reflection, I have decided to retire from the USF presidency to ensure that I preserve my health, as well as to spend more time with my wife, Cheyenne, and my 91-year-old father.”
Currall was hired in March 2019 to replace the retiring Judy Genshaft, and just over two years later, the university is back to square one in finding a leader for the newly consolidated school.
Currall came to USF from SMU after serving as provost for three years. He stay on as a faculty member at the Muma College of Business.
This announcement on the heels of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ passage of his “viewpoint diversity” surveys law earlier this month presents an vital crossroads for higher ed, and USF going forward in its search for a new President.
We will be following this closely.