Colleges of Business Part 1
The Colleges of Business at the University of South Florida’s Tampa campus and USF St. Petersburg are both undergoing major changes. We’ll show you what’s new and speak to some of the people behind these radical transformations on University Beat on WUSF TV.
The Colleges of Business on both the USF Tampa and St. Petersburg campuses are undergoing monumental changes. Both have new names after multimillion dollar donations from local philanthropists, and USF St. Pete’s College of Business will soon have a new building.
We have a special two-part University Beat on WUSF 89.7 looking at these developments – we start this week with how the largest gift in university history is altering the main campus’ College of Business.
Les and Pam Muma talk to WUSF's Mark Schreiner about their $25 million donation to the new USF Muma College of Business: why they're giving the largest single donation ever to their alma mater and why they've given around $41 million to the University.
Moez Limayem, Dean of the USF Muma College of Business, talks about how the Muma's $25 million gift will help the school reach a goal of promising every student a job after graduation; Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn says strong business schools help attract companies to the Bay area because of an educated workforce; and USF St. Petersburg Regional Chancellor, Dr. Sophia Wisniewska, talks about the differences between the Muma College of Business and the USFSP Kate Tiedemann College of Business.
USF Muma College of Business website
USF St. Petersburg Kate Tiedemann College of Business website
WUSF News article on Muma's donation, including an extended radio interview with Les and Pam Muma
WUSF News article on Kate Tiedemann's donation
WUSF News article on groundbreaking of new USFSP Kate Tiedemann College of Business
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Mark Schreiner has been the producer and reporter for "University Beat" on WUSF 89.7 FM since 2001 and on WUSF TV since 2007. He has worked as an anchor, reporter and producer at radio stations in Tampa and his native Chicago since 1992.