USF Welcomes New Director and Recognizes Original Outgoing Board Member


The University of South Florida welcomes new Board Member (BOT) Rogan Donelly, USF alumnus and Sarasota resident, President and CEO of Tervis Tumbler Company.

Donelly, who was appointed to the BOT by Governor Ron DeSantis, received his Masters of Business Administration from USF. He was the 2020 recipient of the USF Outstanding Alumni Award. Donelly also sits on the Board of Directors of Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium and the Board of Directors of Gulfside Bank, and he volunteers with Big Brothers Big Sisters.

“We are delighted that Rogan Donelly is joining the USF Board of Directors and look forward to his valuable contributions as we work together to maintain the momentum of the university,” said USF President Rhea Law.

Donelly occupies the seat of John Ramil, USF’s longest-serving administrator who has served on the board since its inception in 2001 and served as chairman of the board from 2010 to 2014.

Ramil is the retired President and CEO of TECO Energy. In addition to serving on the BOT, he has served on the USF Foundation Board, USF Alumni Council, USF Engineering College Advisory Board, and Gus Stavros Center Advocacy Board for free enterprise training. Ramil was named USF Distinguished Alumnus in 1999, received an Honorary Doctorate of Engineering from USF in 2016, and he also received the President’s Fellow Medallion. Ramil received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering from USF.

“On behalf of the entire USF community, I would like to thank John Ramil for his two decades of service as an administrator, during which USF has enjoyed unprecedented levels of success and growth. The impact of John’s leadership cannot be overstated, ”Law said.

USF plans to honor Ramil, whose term on the board has expired, at a future BOT meeting.


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