COVID reopening plan caps a tumultuous year for New College of Florida

From Florida Phoenix, June 24, 2020
New College of Florida, in Sarasota, had its fair share of challenges this year — fighting off a merger with the University of Florida, lagging enrollment, and then the COVID-19 crisis.
At least a couple of those problems are being dealt with, if not surmounted entirely. The merger proposal failed in the Legislature, and New College’s plan to reopen its campus in the fall has won the endorsement from the university system’s Board of Governors.
“We had some challenges this year. Leadership issues in enrollment management significantly impacted our ability to increase our enrollment to the degree we had hoped,” Felice Schulaner, chair of the New College of Florida Board of Trustees, said in a letter to the board.
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Founded in Sarasota in 1960, New College of Florida is the state's only legislatively designated Honors College of Florida. New College prepares intellectually curious students for lives of great achievement by providing a highly individualized education that integrates academic rigor with career-building experiences. New College offers 45 undergraduate majors in liberal arts and sciences, a master’s degree program in data science, and certificates in technology, finance, and business skills.

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