Board poised to vote on USF Polytech split

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Lilly Rockwell of the News Service of Florida reports: It started with a letter.

Less than four months ago, a group of community leaders from Polk County sent a letter to the governing board for the State University System imploring the group to consider creating a 12th state university.

Naturally, the 12th university would come from their own backyard

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