USF President Removes Polytechnic Chancellor

TAMPA (2011-12-20) -

University of South Florida President Judy Genshaft has removed Marshall Goodman as USF Polytechnic's chancellor.

In a letter Genshaft sent to Goodman she says she has "lost confidence in [his] ability to lead."

Goodman is scheduled to return to the faculty as a tenured full professor after a year of professional development leave.

David Touchton will serve as interim chancellor until a national search finds a permanent leader with experience with the polytechnic model and in STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics).

This change comes soon after a move to make USF Polytechnic independent -- a move that Goodman supported but Genshaft opposed.

The Board of Governors tentatively approved the change, but only after USF Polytechnic meets a series of rigorous benchmarks.

President Genshaft says she is committed to helping USF Polytechnic reach those goals.

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