Sarasota and Manatee college leaders discuss the future of higher education

From Herald Tribune, January 18, 2020

Leaders from the area’s four higher education institutions met on Saturday to talk about what college will look like in the year 2035.

The cost of college, the future of K-12 education and more collaboration between Sarasota and Manatee’s four institutions of higher learning were among the topics discussed at the first symposium of the “Sarasota Institute” held on Saturday at State College of Florida Manatee-Sarasota.

SCF President Carol Probstfeld, New College of Florida President Donal O’Shea, Ringling College of Art and Design President Larry Thompson and University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee Regional Chancellor Karen Holbrook held a wide-ranging discussion on what higher education will look like in the year 2035.

The event was billed as a “21st Century Think Tank.”

Read more here.


Founded in Sarasota in 1960, New College of Florida is the state's only legislatively designated Honors College of Florida. New College prepares intellectually curious students for lives of great achievement by providing a highly individualized education that integrates academic rigor with career-building experiences. New College offers 45 undergraduate majors in liberal arts and sciences, a master’s degree program in data science, and certificates in technology, finance, and business skills.

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