St. Petersburg College to honor Bill Young
St. Petersburg College will laud U.S. Rep. C.W. Bill Young for his help delivering the Institute for Strategic Policy Solution to the college. The noon luncheon will be at the Seminole campus.
From the college news release:
In recognition of his leadership and his commitment to educational and economic development initiatives, the Florida Legislature in 2007 and 2008 appropriated a one-time $7.5 million endowment to establish the institute at SPC. It was envisioned as a way to offer research, training, and educational and policy analysis to support activities at the local, state, regional and national levels of government.
Founded in 2010, the institute also serves as a repository for Young's papers and related works, awards and honors.
Young, who has served in Congress for 41 years and was in the Florida State Senate for 10 years before that, wanted students to have the opportunity to learn about public policy.