Community celebrates retirement of USF Sarasota-Manatee’s first Dean & CEO

Dr. Robert Barylski, who served as the first Dean and Chief Executive Officer of the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee from 1979 until 1989 was honored by the community recently at a retirement celebration.  Dr. Barylski was instrumental in the Gateway Concept, which was the first environment and beautification preservation project of North Tamiami Trail/U.S. 41.

He is pictured above (left) with his wife, Irene and former State Senator Bob Johnson.