Saturday, January 26, 2013

New SCF president should restore Manatee name


If Carol Probstfeld wants to score points with the community as the new president of the State College of Florida, here’s a suggestion:
Rename the school.
Something with Manatee displayed prominently in it once again.
Like Manatee State.
Not immediately, but make it a consideration for down the road.
Probstfeld, who was vice president for business and administrative services, faces a host of challenges replacing Lars Hafner, whose resignation last Oct. 30 ended his turbulent three-plus years reign.
One of those challenges, as faculty member Luci Frith put it, is rebuilding the partnership with administrators, faculty, students, business owners and the community.
Especially the community.

Read more Sunday in Mannix About Manatee on Bradenton.com.


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