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I am Interim Regional Chancellor of USFSP and Director of the Florida Institute of Oceanography. I also served three years as Dean of the USF College of Marine Science. Before joining USF, I was the former Assistant Administrator of the National Marine Fisheries Services at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, appointed by President George W. Bush in 2001. I grew up in Jarratt, Virginia, a town of 600 people in southern Virginia. I received my bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Richmond in Virginia and a Ph.D. from North Carolina State University. To fulfill one of my childhood dreams, I took a break in marine research and returned to my hometown to operate a small neighborhood grocery store.

Interim Regional Chancellor Bill Hogarth says thanks and farewell

Interim Regional Chancellor Bill Hogarth

Interim Regional Chancellor Bill Hogarth

I write this with a little sadness and joy all at the same time. As you know my time at USF St. Petersburg is winding down and I wanted to take a moment to reflect and to thank everyone who contributed to this productive and successful academic year.  It has been an honor to serve as your Interim Regional Chancellor … Continue reading

Bill Hogarth’s blog: Great things happening in the College of Business

The College of Business is really on a roll. The Entrepreneurship Program was recently named the outstanding emerging entrepreneurship program in the entire country. One of its newest faculty members, Dr. Hemant Merchant, has been ranked the 10th  most prolific international management scholar in the world. A growing relationship with Pasco-Hernando Community College will help their qualified graduates earn a … Continue reading

Looking ahead to another year of continuing success

It’s tempting to gaze fondly back at 2012 and all we accomplished together. A new University Student Center with nearly 200 additional residential students and our first full-service meal plans. Our first-ever student health clinic in our newly refurbished Student Life Center. A record freshman class. A new biology degree that drew 450 students. Growing recognition of our distinguished faculty … Continue reading

Bill Hogarth: This is a time to reflect and enjoy the holidays

Christmas Tree and Menorahs

Christmas trees at the USC, Menorahs at the Waterfront

Dear USFSP Community, I just want to take a moment during this Holiday Season to thank all of you for making the past four months extremely enjoyable.  Although I felt very intimidated when asked by President Genshaft to be the Interim Regional Chancellor for USF St. Petersburg, all of you — faculty, students and staff — have been very helpful … Continue reading

Bill Hogarth: Faculty research continues to impress

As we count down the final weeks of the fall semester – where did the time go? – I continue to be struck by the quality of our faculty and the research they are conducting. The sheer breadth of the work is impressive: Dr. Barnali Dixon’s cutting-edge research to predict nitrate-nitrogen contamination of groundwater, Dr. V. Mark Durand’s ongoing work … Continue reading