Placed Leaders

Prasant Mohapatra

Provost and Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs

University of South Florida

Storbeck Search | Diversified Search Group partnered with the University of South Florida to conduct a nationwide search that resulted in the appointment of Prasant Mohapatra as Provost and Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs. 

Mohapatra comes to USF from the University of California, Davis, where he has served as vice chancellor for research since 2018. A distinguished professor in the Department of Computer Science, Mohapatra has held multiple leadership positions at UC Davis, including dean and vice provost of graduate studies, associate chancellor, interim vice provost and CIO, and chair of the Department of Computer Science. Through these roles, he has gained extensive experience in a variety of critical areas that align with our strategic plan, including student success; faculty excellence; recruitment; diversity, equity and inclusion; and financial oversight and planning.

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