Editor’s note: The story here is part of a series of 40 stories commemorating USF Sarasota-Manatee’s 40th anniversary this academic year. For more about USFSM’s history, please visit usfsm.edu/anniversary.
Dr. Judy Genshaft: Congratulations on the 40th Anniversary of USF Sarasota-Manatee! The entire USF System joins in the celebration of this milestone and all the wonderful accomplishments of these past decades.
USF Sarasota-Manatee has matured into a very special institution that is deeply engaged with its local community while contributing greatly to our fast-rising USF System. The past 40 years has created a rich history for USF Sarasota-Manatee which both define this institution and give it a great foundation for many achievements to come.
USF Sarasota-Manatee has an unmatched vitality and presence in the community. From the partnership with Mote Marine Laboratory and the creation of the new College of Science and Mathematics, to the globally renown growth of the College of Hospitality & Tourism Leadership, USF Sarasota-Manatee is a higher education institution working in collaboration with the community to meet its needs. Those close bonds also are evident in great traditions such as the Brunch on the Bay and in the community’s generous support for undergraduate scholarships that are so important for our students.
The institutions of the USF System have worked collaboratively in creating an impactful presence in the Tampa Bay region. Together, we have forged a culture rooted in shared mission, vision and values needed to provide world-class teaching, research and innovation. Our deep and abiding commitment to student success and community service is at the core of all we do.
Thank you all for what you do and have done to make USF Sarasota-Manatee an incredible success!