This week, we are speaking with University of South Florida President, Rhea Law. Together, we chat about how Rhea tackles leading a 16,000-employee organization, leadership advice for students, being invited into the Association of American Universities (AAU), and a status update on a new football stadium.
Rhea Law was named president of USF in March 2022. She’s the eighth president in USF history and the first USF alum to serve as president.
- (00:55) The principles of leadership are the same in business as they are in academics
- (14:00) When you are merging two entities, it is about culture and trust
- (21:30) The best thing a student can do to better themselves is to soak up everything
(00:28) What are some leadership lessons you have learned over your time as USF President?
(04:30) As a leader, how did you set up communication systems?
(06:20) How did you end up as USF President?
(10:40) You started as interim president, what made you want to be president?
(12:10) Are there any leaders you try to emulate?
(13:35) What did you learn from the merger of the law firm?
(15:40) Tell us about USF’s new football stadium
(17:40) Tell us about becoming part of AAU
(20:55) What advice do you give to students about leadership?
(22:30) Hot seat questions
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