USF to receive $1 million gift from longtime faculty member and his wife

The University of South Florida has announced a $1 million estate gift that will provide scholarships to students in the College of Arts and Sciences.

The gift comes from Steven Tauber, a longtime faculty member and current vice provost for faculty administration and his wife, Meghan.

The Tauber Endowed Scholarship will support students in the School of Interdisciplinary Global Studies, with preference for those majoring in political science or international studies.

“Steve has been a dedicated faculty member at the University of South Florida for decades, serving his students, colleagues and his field with distinction,” says Rhea Law, president of the University of South Florida. “This scholarship will ensure his impactful legacy continues for generations to come and we sincerely appreciate the generous support that he and his wife, Meghan, are providing to our students.”

Tauber has spent nearly 30 years at USF, conducting research, serving in administrative roles and giving to causes across the university. A professor of political science, Tauber came to USF as a visiting instructor, in 1995, immediately after finishing his doctorate. After becoming a tenured full professor, he served as chair of the then-Department of Government and International Affairs, which was expanded into the School of Interdisciplinary Global Studies, in 2016. He was the founding director of the school until 2019, when he returned to the faculty. In 2022, he began serving as vice provost.

Meghan also has ties to USF. The second-generation Bull earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from USF in 2006.

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