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USF president pick poised for approval

Steve Currall could start July 1.

The state university system’s Board of Governors is expected Thursday to consider confirmation of Steve Currall as the new president of the University of South Florida.

Currall, the provost and vice president of academic affairs at Southern Methodist University, was selected Friday by the USF Board of Trustees to succeed President Judy Genshaft, who is stepping down after 19 years at the university.

Currall is slated to start as president July 1, according to a news release on the USF website.

“We embarked on this search process with a clear vision of a leader who could continue USF’s success as a thriving preeminent research university and take us to the next level,” trustees Chairman Brian Lamb said in a statement. “Dr. Currall is that leader. He understands where we want to go as a university and as a region, and he has the experience and knowledge to get us there.”

Currall, 60, earned a doctorate in organizational behavior from Cornell University, a master’s degree in social psychology from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Baylor University.

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