SARASOTA -- The University of South Florida has named a new regional chancellor to lead the Sarasota-Manatee campus.
Sandra Stone, the vice president for academic affairs at Dalton State College in Georgia, has been named regional chancellor of the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee. Stone, who oversees academic and outreach areas for the Northwest Georgia institution, is expected to begin her new position Nov. 1.
"Sandra Stone's experience, enthusiasm and collaborative spirit will help guide USFSM toward further excellence and strategic growth," said Judy Genshaft, president for the USF system. "Her contributions will surely have an impact on the entire USF System and the region that we serve."
Stone replaces Arthur Guilford who retired in July. Terry Osborn, regional vice chancellor for academic affairs, has served as the interim regional chancellor since July.
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Sophia Wisniewska, regional chancellor at USF St. Petersburg, chaired the search advisory committee.
"We had many very talented candidates, but one stood out as the best fit for USFSM," Wisniewska said. "I am grateful that President Genshaft shares our excitement about Sandra Stone, and I know we all look forward to working closely together."
Stone earned bachelor's and master's degrees in psychology and sociology from the University of West Georgia, a doctoral degree in sociology from Emory University, and a post-doctoral certificate in organizational behavior from the Freeman School of Business at Tulane University.