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Gómez replaces his chiefs with men from Las Villas.

The Florida Legislature transfers the Florida Mental Health Institute from the Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services to the University of South Florida (Chapter 81-206, Laws of Florida).

The Graduate school is created.

Board of Regents approves planning for master's degree program in all four colleges: Education, Liberal Arts, Basic Studies, and Business Administration.

When the state cuts dormitory funding, USF launches its first campaign, "Dollars for Dorms," which raises $80,000. The first community involvement with the university, it teamed up with the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce in a historic grassroots…

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New College in Sarasota joins the state university system and USF Sarasota.

USF Sarasota-Manatee holds its first day of classes on its new campus.

USF is the only university in Florida to be selected by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching's new Community Engagement classification.

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USF celebrates the grand opening of C.W. Bill Young Hall, which houses USF's Joint Military Leadership Center and ROTC programs.

The National Science Foundation announces that USF ranks 63rd among the nation's top research universities, according to a survey of federally financed research and development expenditures at universities and colleges in 2006.

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USF Health opens the Carol and Frank Morsani Center for Advanced Healthcare, the first ambulatory health center in the country built from the ground up around quality, service and technology, where the patient is the center of the health care system.…

USF becomes the first university in the country to strike an accord with the Department of Veterans Affairs to offer special services for veterans taking advantage of the new GI Bill, called The Office of Veteran Services on Campus.

The Chronicle of Higher Education names USF the nation's fastest growing university for federal research funds.

USF President Judy Genshaft and her husband, Steve Greenbaum, donate $1 million to create the new Genshaft/Greenbaum Passport Scholars Fund, which provides financial support to USF students who want to study abroad.

In the 2014 edition of the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges, USF is ranked 14th as an ‘up and coming’ university among the country’s national universities.

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USF Health opens the revolutionary Center for Advanced Medical Learning Simulation (CAMLS) in downtown Tampa.

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Longtime USF supporters Pam and Les Muma give $25 million, the single largest individual gift in the university's history, to the USF College of Business.
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