Dr. Guilford

Welcome to the USF Sarasota-Manatee, your hometown campus with global impact. We are dedicated to providing a quality education from outstanding faculty and a committed student services staff. Our campus provides the junior and senior years for some 15 Bachelors degrees as well as 6 Masters degrees, 6 certificates and 1 hosted program. We invite you to consider USF Sarasota-Manatee to fulfill your educational goals.

This is an exciting chapter in our campus history as we start new traditions at the campus. New Fall 2009 students join the inaugural class that will make the new campus a true university home. The 100,000-square-foot state-of-the-art academic facility has 26 classrooms, the Selby Auditorium, seminar and video-conferencing rooms, computer labs, student gathering places, faculty and staff offices, a fitness center, a technology and learning center, and facilities for the School of Hotel and Restaurant Management. We believe the campus setting with preserve areas, a pond and walking paths, the plazas and courtyard, and access to the Sarasota bay front will enhance your experience at USF.

We celebrate the new campus but we also are grateful that the legislature permanently funded our USF South program at SCF Venice. Several years ago, it was clear that the fast growing South Sarasota area would greatly benefit from our B.A. degree programs. We invite you to consider this location for your convenience.

We know that the community is depending upon USF Sarasota-Manatee to prepare high demand professionals including the teachers, accountants, nurses, community and business leaders. We are consistently supporting programs that align with community needs and help keep up with the latest technology developments. Our graduates stay here, work here and enhance our quality of life.

USF Sarasota-Manatee is a great place to come whether you are pursuing a higher degree or making a career change. You will get a higher degree of satisfaction in a convenient small-campus atmosphere while earning degrees from a top-tier research university. We take pride in our more than 15,000 alumni living and working in the region as civic and business leaders. Our community business partners help us connect their workforce needs with our campus programs and provide valuable internships that often lead to job opportunities upon graduation.

Please explore our Web site and find ways USF Sarasota-Manatee can help you prosper professionally and personally. Yes, we ARE a university town, and USF Sarasota-Manatee is YOUR hometown campus.

Arthur M. Guilford, Ph.D.
Regional Chancellor