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  • Collection: USF History Timeline

WUSF-FM begins broadcasting as the second noncommercial public radio station licensed in Florida.

Judy Genshaft takes office as the sixth president of USF.

Francis T. Borkowski begins his term as the fourth USF president.

Betty Castor becomes the fifth president of USF.

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

USF is named by the Florida Board of Regents as a "Research I" university, along with the University of Florida and Florida State.

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.

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

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

The USF medical school opens. In July, the school's charter students begin their studies.

USF is admitted into the Big East Conference.

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

USF begins its first-ever season of NCAA football. The Bulls, playing in Division I-AA, open with an 80-3 win at Raymond James Stadium over Kentucky Wesleyan before 49,000 fans.

The Board of Trustees approves for USF to become a system.

USF is admitted to the NCAA.

USF acquires historic Chinsegut Hill property near Brooksville as a site for conferences and retreats. Some of the Foundation's first meetings take place at the site, and will be used for planning conferences between students, faculty, and…

USF occupies the site of the St. Petersburg campus on Bayboro Harbor.

The university's athletics center is renamed in honor of Lee Roy Selmon, the first athletic director at USF, after he passes away.
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