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Carole Post, Vice President of Facilities and Public Safety for the University of South Florida (USF).

May 2, 2022

Carole Post is the Vice President of Facilities and Public Safety for the University of South Florida (USF). In this role, she oversees all university facilities across the Tampa, Sarasota/Manatee, St. Petersburg, and USF Health campuses including academic, research, clinical, athletic, and administrative operations. She also oversees the University Police Department and safety operations.

Carole previously served as the Chief Operating Officer for USF Health and the Chief Executive Officer of the USF Health Professions Conferencing Corporation. In these roles she oversaw the restructuring of USF Health’s Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS) and
was instrumental in leading the operational transition of the Morsani College of Medicine and Heart Institute in downtown Tampa.

While serving in these roles, Carole was tapped by Tampa Mayor Jane Castor to lead her Mayoral transition during which she helped to establish the Mayor’s strategic priorities. Thereafter, she was appointed as Tampa’s Administrator for Development and Economic Opportunity during a two-year
leave of absence from USF. In her role at the City, she was responsible for the City’s Development and Construction Services team, City Planning, the Housing and Community Development Division, historic preservation, and all City real estate assets. She also oversaw the Tampa Convention
Center and economic opportunity and business development. Carole was a member of the Mayor’s Senior Staff and was responsible for several Mayoral strategic priority initiatives. Before joining USF, Carole served as Executive Vice President at New York Law School in Manhattan where she oversaw day-to-day operations for one of the nation’s largest law schools and led strategic initiatives focused on improving financial and operational stability.

A native of the Tampa Bay area, Carole spent nearly 20 years in New York City serving in both the Giuliani and Bloomberg Administrations where she held a number of senior positions including helping to transform the Department of Buildings after 9/11, leading the Mayor’s Office of Operations, and being the first woman to serve as Commissioner of the City's Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications. As a City Commissioner, she led a 1,200 member staff and managed a $350 million operating budget. She was responsible for dozens of city service modernizations, public-private partnerships, and innovative sourcing agreements. Carole has more than 25 years of experience in operations, administration, legal affairs, and strategy
in higher education, government and public service, and the private sector. In 2019, she was honored as one of Tampa’s Business Women of the Year.

Prior to joining New York City government, she practiced law in Palm Beach County. During that time, she served as city attorney as well as acting city manager for the city of Palm Beach Gardens. She has a bachelor's degree from the University of Florida and a J.D. degree from Seton Hall University and is licensed to practice law in New York and Florida.