Clear72° FULL FORECASTClear72° FULL FORECAST
Make us your home page
Instagram

Gradebook

Education news and notes from Tampa Bay and Florida

Independent USF Lakeland bill moves ahead

19

March

Legislation to make USF's Lakeland campus a separately accredited and budgeted entity passed the Senate higher education committee with little debate this morning. USF St. Petersburg is operated that way already.

Meanwhile, USF officials are seeking $15-million to build a campus in Lakeland, where they now share space with Polk community college. The prospects of that happening this snssiom are less certain, given the state's more than $2-billion deficit for 2008-09.

Sen. J.D. Alexander, R-Wales, is pushing the independent campus bill in his chamber. He has significant land holdings near the proposed campus.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:37am]

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...