I attended the emergency USF Board of Trustees (BOT) meeting yesterday afternoon. There is no question that the proposed Senate budget proposal would be devastating to: USF, our students, the Tampa Bay region, and the State. As President Genshaft, the Board of Trustees, and members of the USF administration, alumni, and friends so eloquently expressed at the BOT meeting, "Now is the Time for Action." The President's e-mail below contains all of the information you need to send an effective, personalized e-mail to your legislative representatives and to the Governor. I urge you to act today, on your personal time and using your personal e-mail accounts, to let your very strong voices be heard! Now is the time to mobilize all of your networks. To find your legislator, click here.
Once again, thanks for all you do to educate the next generation of educators and educational leaders. We've got "a whole lot of educating to do" convincing policy makers about the importance of higher education to the education, health, and well-being of Floridians and to the economic recovery of our State.
Colleen S. Kennedy
Dean, College of Education
Colleen S. Kennedy, Ph.D.
Dean & Professor, College of Education