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USFSP names new vice chancellor for advancement

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Deborah Read will take over as Vice Chancellor for Advancement at USF St. Petersburg, the university announced Friday. Read was appointed by USF St. Petersburg Regional Chancellor Sophia Wisniewska and joins the school from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, where she worked as vice president for university advancement and CEO of the Cal Poly Foundation. “Deborah brings extensive experience to her role, having served as a major gifts officer for nearly 20 years at public and private…

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USF St. Pete announces climate action plan

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Sophia Wisniewska, the regional chancellor at USF St. Petersburg, announced Friday that the campus has created a climate action plan to help the university reach its goal of carbon neutrality by 2050. Wisniewska made her announcement as part of a press conference at St. Petersburg City Hall with Mayor Rick Kriseman. Kriseman set out the city’s next steps for converting the city to 100 percent renewable energy. USFSP’s action plan, or CAP, will serve as a guide to help the…

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USF St. Pete ranks in Top 25, US News & World Report Says

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USF St. Petersburg is once again among the Top 25 Southern regional public universities, according to new rankings just released by U.S. News & World Report. In its “2017 Best Colleges Rankings,” USFSP landed at No. 24. Criteria for the rankings include graduation and first-year student retention rates, undergraduate academic reputation, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, alumni giving, and graduation rate performance. The most heavily weighted measures are graduation and retention rates, and academic reputation. USFSP is ranked at No.…

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Rick Kriseman to unveil ‘University Way’ at USFSP’s 50th anniversary block party

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The University of South Florida St. Petersburg is pulling out all the stops for its upcoming 50th anniversary block party. The Sept. 12 on-campus festivities will go from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and include food, entertainment, the Saturday morning market, a Rowdies soccer clinic, a watch party for the USF/FSU football game, a Kids Zone, and 3 Daughters Brewing’s new USFSP 50th anniversary beer. Groups representing the university’s student affairs office, its student government, and its campus recreation center…

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