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President defends ouster of chancellor

By Michael Moore Jr. A national search to find a new regional chancellor will begin next August, 11 months after Sophia Wisniewksa was ousted for the way she handled Hurricane Irma. That announcement came Friday as USF system President Judy Genshaft broke a silence of nearly three weeks and met with faculty, staff and students […]

History professor reflects on writing Arthur Ashe biography

Surprise, questions abound

Pictured Above: In a happier moment, former Regional Chancellor Sophia Wisniewska (third from left) and USF System President Judy Genshaft (center, in green dress) posed in 2013 with (left to right) Roy Binger, USFSP Campus Board; Judy Mitchell, USFSP Campus Board; Bob Churuti, USFSP Campus Board; Stephanie Goforth, USF System Trustee; Debbie Sembler, former USFSP Campus […]

History professor reflects on writing Arthur Ashe biography

Meet the boss: Chancellor Wisniewska

Sophia Wisniewska knew from a young age that she’d grow up to be a world traveler and studier of languages. Now, the multilingual, health enthusiast, self-described Pink Floyd nut has settled down in the Sunshine State as the regional chancellor for USF St. Petersburg. Wisniewska grew up on a farm in Poland, where she helped pick fruits and […]

Sophia Wisniewska named new regional chancellor

Sophia Wisniewska will leave her position as head of Pennsylvania State University’s Brandywine campus to assume the role of USF St. Petersburg’s new regional chancellor on July 1. Wisniewska, 61, was one of 74 candidates for the position. In an email to USFSP students and faculty, USF President Judy Genshaft, who had the final say […]