Vivian Fueyo, Ph.D.

Vivian Fueyo named interim chief academic officer

USF St. Petersburg Interim Regional Chancellor Bill Hogarth has named Vivian Fueyo, Ph.D., USFSP Professor of Childhood Education, as interim regional vice chancellor for academic affairs. The appointment is effective July 1.

Fueyo, founding dean of the USFSP College of Education, will fill the post for a year while incoming Regional Chancellor Sophia Wisniewska initiates a national search.

Fueyo follows Norine Noonan, Ph.D., who served as chief academic officer since 2008. “USF St. Petersburg is a much better place because of Dr. Noonan’s leadership,’’ Hogarth said. “Her significant contributions include reaccreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the creation of six new undergraduate and three new graduate programs and a 650 percent increase in external funding for faculty research.”

Hogarth said Fueyo is highly regarded for her sterling academic credentials and administrative experience. “Dr. Fueyo is held in high esteem by her colleagues at USF St. Petersburg and the USF System,” he said. “I am confident she will do an outstanding job.”

Fueyo thanked Hogarth for the opportunity.

“I am honored to lead such a stellar faculty and staff during this interim period and look forward to working closely with Regional Chancellor Wisniewska and all the USFSP community,” Fueyo said.