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USF St. Pete moves forward with strategic plan

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November

When Sophia Wisniewska, the new chancellor at USF St. Petersburg, took office in July, she was tasked with creating a strategic five-year plan.

Pinellas's only public university, USF St. Pete has a lot on its plate. Wisniewska said during a July interview that the university first figures out what kind of place it wants to be - how many students should it enroll, how residential should it be, and how many programs should it offer?

The hope, she said, was to create the document by the school year's end. And so that end, more than 70 students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members met at the University Student Center on Monday to begin the strategic planning process.

Wisniewska told the team Monday that the goal is to "lay the groundwork for a vision for USFSP that focuses our resources to have a powerful impact in Pinellas County and beyond," per a release from the university.

The team is meeting again today, and plans to meet regularly throughout the coming months.

USF St. Pete is also holding open forums next semester to include more voices in the planning process. More details on these events are available here.

[Last modified: Tuesday, November 19, 2013 2:11pm]

    

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