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    University of South Florida trustees

    By Times staff writer

    © St. Petersburg Times,
    published June 26, 2001


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    Lee E. Arnold Jr.

    • photoAge: 51
    • Background: A real estate developer, Arnold is the CEO and chairman of the board of the Arnold Companies, which includes Colliers Arnold. He is a member of the USF Foundation and current chairman of Tampa Bay Partnership, a seven-county economic development organization.
    • Education: B.A. in finance, USF.
    • Home: Clearwater.

    Richard A. 'Dick' Beard III

    • photoAge: 57
    • Background: He is a real estate adviser with R. A. Beard Co., a former member of the Florida Board of Regents and a current member of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer and Research Institute board of directors. He is a member of the Florida Council of 100.
    • Education: B.A., Georgia Institute of Technology.
    • Home: Tampa.

    Steven G. Burton

    • photoAge: 40
    • Background: Burton is managing partner of the Tampa office of Broad and Cassel Attorneys at Law. He serves as chairman of the firm's Internet litigation practice group and is a member of the firm's commercial litigation practice group.
    • Education: B.A., USF; law degree, Stetson College of Law.
    • Home: Tampa.

    Margarita R. Cancio, M.D.

    • photoAge: 41
    • Background: Cancio was chief of the department of internal medicine and chief of staff for Tampa General Hospital. She has served as trustee for the Florida Health Science Board and the TGH Foundation Board.
    • Education: Bachelor's and medical degree, USF.
    • Home: Tampa.

    Ann Wilkins Duncan

    • photoAge: 35
    • Background: Duncan is the senior vice president of CLW Real Estate Services Group. She served on the 1994 and 2000 USF Presidential Selection Committee as well as the Bayboro Campus Advisory Board. Duncan currently serves on the USF Foundation Board.
    • Education: B.S. in finance, USF.
    • Home: Tarpon Springs.

    Rhea F. Law

    • photoAge: 51
    • Background: Law is an attorney with the firm of Fowler, White, Gillen, Boggs, Villareal & Banker, P.A. She is a member of the board of directors of the University of Tampa College of Business Advisory Board and a member of the board of USF's University Research Foundation.
    • Education: Bachelor's, USF; law degree, Stetson College of Law.
    • Home: Tampa.

    Connie Mack

    • photoAge: 60
    • Background: Mack represented Florida in the United States Senate from 1989-2001 and Southwest Florida in the U.S. House from 1983-1989. Mack sits on the board of directors for the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, the American Cancer Society Foundation and the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs. Mack is senior policy adviser for the Shaw Pittman law firm in Washington, D.C.
    • Education: B.S. in business, University of Florida.
    • Home: Don Pedro Island.

    John B. Ramil

    • photoAge: 45
    • Background: Ramil is the president of Tampa Electric Co. He has served as a director on the USF Foundation Board, the USF Alumni Board, the USF Engineering College Advisory Board and the Gus Stavros Center for Free Enterprise Education Advocacy Board.
    • Education: B.S. and master's in engineering, USF.
    • Home: Tampa.

    Robert L. Soran

    • photoAge: 57
    • Background: Soran is president of Uniroyal Technology Corp., which makes tiny light-emitting diodes that are used in everything from traffic signals to scoreboards to auto taillights. The company committed $1.8-million in 2000 for research programs at USF and two other state universities.
    • Education: Bachelor's, California Polytechnical Institute.
    • Home: Sarasota.

    Gus A. Stavros

    • photoAge: 76
    • Background: Stavros is chairman of PELAM Investments Inc. and is a major donor to USF. He has donated several million dollars to USF and FSU, and has buildings named after him on both campuses.
    • Education: Certificate in basic engineering, UF. B.A., Columbia University.
    • Home: St. Petersburg.

    Chris T. Sullivan

    • photoAge: 53
    • Background: Sullivan is the founder, chairman and CEO of Outback Steakhouse Inc. and is a general partner in the Tampa Bay Devil Rays ownership group. He has been active in the USF Foundation Board, and in 1999, he gave $750,000 to support USF's athletic complex construction fund. He also is co-chairman of the University of Kentucky's fundraising campaign.
    • Education: Bachelor's, University of Kentucky.
    • Home: Tampa.

    H. Patrick Swygert

    • photoAge: 58
    • Background: Swygert has been president of Howard University since 1995. Before that, he was president of the State University of New York at Albany and executive vice president of Temple University School of Law in Philadelphia. Swygert is on the board of directors of Fannie Mae.
    • Education: B.S. and law degree, Howard University.
    • Home: Washington, D.C.

    Michael Griffin

    • photoAge: 20
    • Background: USF student body president. Graduate of Sickles High School, Tampa.
    • Education: Junior, seeking a degree in marketing. Plans to attend law school.
    • Home: Tampa.

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