USF breaks research grant record in past academic year

September 10, 2015

Jo-Lynn Brown | Tampa Bay Business Journal
University of South Florida President Judy Genshaft touted a record-breaking academic year for the school during her fall address Wednesday.
The school had $440.5 million in research grants and contracts in the 2014-2015 academic year, up from $428.2 million in the 2013-2014 academic year, according to a statement from the school.
During the address, Genshaft also took the time to mention a higher undergraduate graduation rate in the most recent graduating class, a higher level of academic credentials among incoming freshman, and that 51 students won top national scholarships, including scholarships from Oxford and Cambridge.
USF has also had a banner year for fundraising. Major donations have led to renaming the Les and Pam Muma College of Business, Lynn Pippenger School of Accounting, the Jordan Zimmerman School of Advertising and Mass Communications and the Barron and Dana Collier Student Success Center.
Up next, USF will develop the Morsani College of Medicine and USF Heart Institute in downtown Tampa and oversee construction of the Kate Tiedemann College of Business at USF St. Petersburg.