USF PRESIDENT, DR. JUDY GENSHAFT, NAMED AS THE 2013 RECIPIENT OF THE BETTY CASTOR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FOR HER SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTIONS AS AN ACADEMIC LEADER IN THE GLOBAL COMMUNITY.The World Trade Center Tampa Bay will present Dr. Genshaft with the honor at the 3rd Annual Director’s Luncheon hosted at the Palma Ceia Country Club on May 14, 2013. Tampa, Florida – April 2013 – President of the The World Trade Center Tampa Bay, John C. Birely announced today that Dr. Judy Genshaft, President of the University of South Florida will be the the recipient of the Betty Castor Lifetime Achievement Award. Mr. Bierely said that “recognizing her significant role in encouraging and enriching international research, education and culture in the Tampa Bay Area made her an ideal choice.” Betty Castor received the inaugural award and established the standard for women in international relations, trade, education and commerce. The World Trade Center Tampa Bay is pleased to recognize her with this award. Dr. Genshaft has dedicated herself to making the Tampa Bay region a major player in the state, nation and international economic development efforts. Under her tenure, USF has emerged as one of the nation’s top 50 research universities, expanding the reach of its academic and scientific discoveries across the globe while engaging the local community in a number of transformative initiatives. Her leadership has played a significant role in recruiting major international research institutions to the area. Betty Castor added that “President Genshaft is the perfect choice to be honored and recognized for her leadership and tremendous contributions in international affairs and economic development throughout the University of South Florida and Tampa Bay Area.” With Dr. Genshaft’s leadership, she initiated one of the largest gifts in USF history, attributing to the creation of the Patel Center for Global Sustainability, a facility designed to house and promote international studies, philanthropy and research. Continuing her commitment to expand USF’s international reach, Dr. Genshaft along with her husband, Steven Greenbaum, created an endowment of $1 million dedicated to the financial support of USF students who want to study abroad. The gift created the new Genshaft/Greenbaum Passport Scholars Fund. She has fostered international exchanges and developed a special "Global Leader" recognition in which global leaders are recognized at graduation ceremonies, much like honorary doctorates. The Director’s Luncheon is open to the public. Individual tickets are $60. Sponsorship opportunities and tables are also available. Seating is limited and reservations are required. For additional information concerning sponsorships or to make reservations, please call 813-864-4500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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