August 9, 2012
Angie Brewer graduated from University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee in 1982 with a degree in business management. The ability to get a degree close to home was very helpful because she also was raising six children. … “So many young people assume they have to leave the area after graduating high school,” Brewer said. “But they need to know they can get a quality education right in Sarasota and Manatee.” This was one the of points Arthur Guilford, regional chancellor of USF Sarasota-Manatee, made Wednesday to about 60 community leaders who gathered in the main rotunda of the main building on the campus on U.S. 41 across from Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport. … He highlighted the focus on growth the local university experienced since moving to the facilities across the county line into Manatee in 2006. Before that, USF Sarasota-Manatee shared a campus with New College of Florida.