Regional Chancellor

About the Chancellor 

Martin Tadlock by campus fountain

Martin Tadlock was named Regional Chancellor at the USF St. Petersburg campus in August 2018 after serving as interim chancellor since September 2017. Tadlock also served as USF St. Petersburg campus' regional vice chancellor for academic affairs starting in July, 2016.

Tadlock was provost and vice-president for academic affairs at Bemidji State University in northern Minnesota after serving there as dean of the College of Professional and Graduate Studies. He has also served as assistant vice-chancellor at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and as provost at Northeastern State University in Oklahoma, where he served as interim president.

Tadlock has secured more than $10 million in grants and contracts and managed more than $140 million in capital projects over his career. He was instrumental in securing private support resulting in a state financial award for the 360° Manufacturing and Applied Engineering ATE Regional Center of Excellence, one of two National Science Foundation Applied Technology Education Centers of Excellence in Minnesota.

Tadlock began his career in education as a middle school teacher more than 40 years ago. He then served as a professor of middle level education and director of the Center of Education for the Young Adolescent, a Wisconsin Center of Excellence at the University of Wisconsin Platteville. Tadlock was a professor of middle level education, program coordinator, team chair and assistant dean at Utah State University, where he established the first middle level teacher licensure program in the state and the largest graduate seminar in the western U.S., the Rocky Mountain Middle Level Education Seminar, which served over 300 middle school teachers and administrators every year.

Tadlock is a proud U.S. Air Force Vietnam era veteran who served four years of active duty in the military airlift command in Texas and South Carolina, and then with the USAF security service in Turkey. After active duty, he served two years in the USAF active reserve at Hill AFB in Utah while attending college at Utah State University.

Tadlock has a bachelor’s in geography and master’s in secondary education from Utah State University. His doctoral degree is in educational administration and leadership from Miami University of Ohio.