USF president reveals where he stands on consolidation ‘ and worries remain

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Under a preliminary plan by president Steve Currall, USF’s three campuses would share some roles. But academic decisions would be based in Tampa.

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TAMPA ‘ The public on Tuesday got its best look so far at how the University of South Florida might be organized once its three now-separate campuses consolidate as a single institution next summer.

USF president Steve Currall laid out a plan for university trustees that shows some shared leadership and curricular offerings across those locations. But as many faculty feared, it strips administrators on the St. Petersburg and Sarasota campuses of power to make decisions about academics ‘ forcing them to yield to leaders in Tampa.

Currently, regional chancellors in St. Petersburg and Sarasota manage faculty hiring and academic program budgets while also serving as community liaisons in their respective communities.


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The Florida Chamber of Commerce Military, Defense and Veterans Opportunities Summit starts today in Jacksonville.

State Rep. Mel Ponder will kick off the event followed by Florida Chamber head Mark Wilson, who will outline the summit’s theme: ‘preparing for disruption and tomorrow’s opportunities and ensuring competitiveness, prosperity and resiliency.’

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Scheduled to deliver the keynote is retired Major General’Michael D. Jones, who served in the U.S. Army for 34 years, including deployments to Bosnia and Iraq, where he was responsible for combat operations and forming and training Iraqi security forces in Baghdad.

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