WCW January 2015
In This Issue
USF Sarasota/Manatee (USFSM) has a new Chancellor and her name is Dr. Sandra Stone. While her story is unique, she was not the first woman in that job. Dr. Lori Stryker was USFSM’s Chancellor when the campus literally came out of the ground in 2006 and, naturally, we profiled her. USFSM was actually founded in 1975, but kept a low profile here and shared space with New College. Dr. Stryker was its first female CEO, however.
Over the years, after leaving the safe confines of New College where USFSM operated for two decades, USFSM has grown so much that it now offers over 40 bachelor’s degree, master’s degree and certificate programs in four colleges: Arts & Sciences, Business, Education, and Hospitality and Technology Leadership. Day, evening, weekend and online classes serve more than 4,500 students annually, according to their web site.