Helen Levine

Regional Vice Chancellor of External Affairs for
USF St. Petersburg

Favorite Quote

At its best, work seems never-ending only because, like life, it is a pilgrimage, a journey in which we progress not only through the world but through stages of understanding. Good work, done well for the right reasons and with an end in mind, has always been a sign, in most human traditions, of an inner and outer maturity. – David Whyte

About Helen Levine

Helen leads the University of South Florida St. Petersburg’s external affairs. She is a member of the Regional Chancellor’s Leadership Team and a member of the Internal Advisory Board of the Office of Corporate Partnership for the USF System.

Prior to joining USFSP, Dr. Levine served three years as the Policy and Communications Advisor for USF System President Judy Genshaft. Additional higher education administration experience includes the City University of New York (CUNY) Advancement Office, leading communications and public engagement for LaGuardia Community College in western Queens, NY, and positions at the Florida Board of Regents, and Florida State University.

Dr. Levine has more than thirty years of experience working in the public sector including leading comprehensive public affairs offices for Mayor Rick Baker and the City of St. Petersburg and the Hillsborough Board of County Commissioners.

She serves as the Vice Chair for External Affairs on the board of directors at the Florida Holocaust Museum where she is a member of the Executive Committee, chairs the External Affairs committee and is a member to the Governance Committee, co-chair of the 2018 To Life development committee, and a board member of the St Petersburg Downtown Partnership. Helen is a member of the Gulf Coast Jewish Family and Community Services board of directors, the Downtown Waterfront Parks Foundation, the Suncoast Tiger Bay Club, Suncoasters, and the Concerned Organization for the Quality Education of Black Students.

Helen is a also a recipient of the Florida State University College of Social Work Educator of the Year.

Dr. Levine earned a Bachelor of Science in Social Work, Master of Science in Higher Education, and a Ph.D. in Foundations of Education from Florida State University.