USF Sarasota-Manatee - CEO Welcome

Welcome to the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee
We are small enough to care - Large enough to lead!

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 a quality education for  Bachelors degrees as well as Masters degrees,  certificates and hosted programs. 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. In addition to our state-of-the art classrooms, auditorium, and other facilities, we have just recently launched our first athletic team. In the Spring 2011, we started our USF Sarasota-Manatee Crew Team.  This team will be coached by the Sarasota Crew coaches and will crew both the bay and at the famed Nathan Benderson Aquatic Park.  All of our academic programs are fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and our College of Education is accredited by NCATE and our College of Business by AACSB.  These are the highest accreditation bodies for these colleges in the United States.

We believe that you will find our campus to be an exciting one.  In addition, we believe the campus setting with preserve areas, a pond, and walking paths, the plazas, and the totally wireless courtyard with access to the Sarasota Bay, will enhance your experience at USF Sarasota-Manatee.

Several years ago we realized that there was growth in south Sarasota and north Charlotte Counties.  To meet this need we created our North Port Teaching Center.  We offer several full degree programs there and we invite you to consider this location for your convenience.

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