A new leader will take over at University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee later this year, as Sandra Stone was announced as the campus’ next regional chancellor today.
Stone is currently the vice president for academic affairs at Dalton State College, a public school in northwest Georgia. She will step into the role of regional chancellor on Nov. 1, succeeding Arthur Guilford following his July retirement.
USF System President Judy Genshaft expressed her excitement regarding the hire in a release, saying that Stone would help guide the future strategic growth of the campus. USF St. Petersburg Regional Chancellor Sophia Wisniewska, who chaired the search committee for the open position, said she looked forward to working alongside Stone.
“We had many very talented candidates, but one stood out as the best fit for USFSM,” Wisniewska said.
Stone, who has a doctoral degree in sociology from Emory University, said she was eager to take the next step professionally and to assist in the future development of the school.
“The campus seems to be at a very exciting time in its evolution, and it would be very exciting to be a part of that and shape that future,” Stone said.
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