USF Preeminence

The University of South Florida joined Univ. of Florida and Florida State Univ. as the state's only preeminent universities June 28.
USF Preeminence

The University of South Florida has finally attained a long-sought-after goal of becoming the state’s third preeminent university. WUSF’s Mark Schreiner was the first reporter to speak to USF President Judy Genshaft and Provost Ralph Wilcox after the designation became official. Hear his interview with them on University Beat on WUSF Public Media.

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WUSF News articles on USF preeminence
June 28, 2018 USF Joins UF, FSU As Preeminent University
July 3, 2018 Breaking Down What USF's Preeminence Means

USF's New Era website updates the community on the university's progress.
The USF Foundation has established the USF New Era Fund, a scholarship that will be awarded to full or part-time students, at any academic level and any major on any USF campus. 

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Mark Schreiner

Mark Schreiner has been the producer and reporter for "University Beat" on WUSF 89.7 FM since 2001 and on WUSF TV from 2007-2017. In addition to serving as a producer, reporter, host and assistant news director, he serves as Intern Coordinator for WUSF News. Mark has worked as an anchor, reporter and producer at radio stations in Tampa and his native Chicago since 1992. He graduated from Columbia College in Chicago with a BA in Telecommunications/Radio in 1994.

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