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Judy Genshaft, retiring USF president, to donate $23 million to school

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Posted at 7:36 AM, Jun 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-03 07:36:36-04

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The outgoing president of the University of South Florida will be donating $23 million to the school.

Judy Genshaft announced at her retirement gala Saturday night that she is adding an addition $3 million to the $20 million she previously pledged. The original pledge will be used to fund much of a building for the honors college.

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The 71-year-old Genshaft is retiring July 1 after serving 19 years as USF's president. She will be replaced by Steve Currall, who had been provost and a vice president at Southern Methodist University in Texas.

Genshaft is from a wealthy family that made its fortune in the meat packing industry.