TAMPA, FL — This year’s University of South Florida (USF) freshman class is breaking records as the largest and academically strongest class in USF history. With more than 6,900 students averaging a 4.2 high school GPA, enrollment grew 9.4 percent from last year.
Now, USF alum and Shumaker Partner and Public Sector Chair Andy Mayts will give back to help the University continue its strategic growth. The USF Financing Corporation has elected Andy to its board to help plan financing for major upcoming capital projects. The Board includes the University President, University COO, and six members in the finance, legal, accounting, and audit professions.
“It is important that our board members have a strong connection with the University with prior service on boards and committees and in the community. Andy is a graduate of the University of South Florida with a B.S. degree, and he is a former director of the USF Alumni Association and former chair of the Tampa Bay Chamber Board,” said Fell Stubbs, USF Treasurer and Associate Vice President.
“As a proud USF alum, I’m simply honored and grateful to be in a position to give back to the school I love and called home,” Andy said. “USF has some really exciting and transformational projects in the works, and I look forward to helping make them a reality to benefit generations of students to come.”
As a construction law lawyer, Andy focuses his practice on business and construction related litigation. In addition to his legal work, he is deeply involved in the Tampa Bay community.
This month, Andy was also named an Honorary Commander for Wing Commander Col. Adam Bingham at MacDill Air Force Base. He has served on a variety of community initiatives, including: Chair of the Tampa Bay Chamber, USF Alumni Association, Chair of the Hillsborough County Children's Board, Tampa Bay Rays 100, Leadership Florida, Gulf Ridge Council Boy Scouts of America, 13th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission, and many more.