USF Gets Much Needed Business Building

With his graduation from USF St. Petersburg only a month behind him, Mark Lombardi-Nelson admitted that the USF St. Pete college of business was getting a bit crowded.

“It’s pretty dreadful,” said Lombardi-Nelson, who graduated May 4 with a degree in entrepreneurship. “There’s no one place for the students to share or engage with each other.

But now, with a $10 million boost in the budget approved by Gov. Rick Scott this past week, and $5 million from last year, the downtown St. Petersburg USF campus is finally in position to forge ahead with the estimated $27 million project for a new College of Business building, first-year Chancellor Sophia Wisniewska says.

“I couldn’t be more excited to know they’ll get a new building,” said Lombardi-Nelson.

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