Thursday Sep 14, 2023

Running with the Bulls: Leadership lessons from USF President Rhea Law

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. 

3 Takeaways:

  1. (00:55) The principles of leadership are the same in business as they are in academics 
  2. (14:00) When you are merging two entities, it is about culture and trust
  3. (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

Join us every week as we interview business leaders to learn what makes them great, what they look for in growing leaders, and much more.

Visit for more.

Comments (0)

To leave or reply to comments, please download free Podbean or

No Comments

Copyright 2023 All rights reserved.

Podcast Powered By Podbean

Version: 20240320