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Jax Daily Record Thursday, Jun. 30, 202201:50 PM EST

Moez Limayem confirmed as president of UNF

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The former dean of the business college at the University of South Florida will take office Aug. 1.
by: Max Marbut Associate Editor

The Florida Board of Governors confirmed Moez Limayem as the University of North Florida’s seventh president at its board meeting June 30.

He will take office Aug. 1.

“I am honored to join the University of North Florida and eager to listen, learn and work with all members of the community to grow opportunities to help students succeed,” Limayem said in a news release

“UNF is a top provider of talent in Florida, and I am committed to building on the University’s many strengths to effectively serve the region and state.”

Limayem was the Lynn Pippenger Dean of the Muma College of Business at the University of South Florida where he provided administrative, strategic planning and fiscal management oversight. The college enrolls business students on three campuses.

He helped raise more than $126 million in gifts for the college to enhance student success, entrepreneurship and career readiness.

At USF, Limayem was involved in the community, including service on the board of directors of the Greater Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce. He also is on the board of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International.

Limayem received a bachelor’s in computer science from Paris-based Institut Superieur de Gestion and an MBA and Ph.D. In business administration from the University of Minnesota.

Limayem was selected as president-elect by the UNF board of trustees in May.

Pamela Chally has served as UNF’s interim president since September.

Limayem succeeds David Szymanski, the university’s president from 2018-21, now CEO of UNF MedNexus. Other past presidents are John Delaney (2003-18), Anne Hopkins (1999-2002), Adam Herbert (1989-98), Curtis McCray (1982-88) and founding president Thomas Carpenter (1969-80).

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