The Business and Education Connection Network (BECN) provides a single university point of contact for current and new community partners. Our mission is to establish and maintain relationships with local organizations and businesses, linking them with the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee in order to identify and advance mutually-beneficial goals.

The BECN is made up of USF Sarasota-Manatee staff from:

Our team is dedicated to handling inquiries, and managing partnerships and requests coming from a wide variety of community members. Our goal is to simplify the method for community members to engage with USFSM and to communicate our institution’s dedication to serving the local area as a proud member of the USF System.