Randy Avent plans to leave at the end of the 2023-24 academic year, but then return as a faculty member after a ‘brief sabbatical.’
Florida Polytechnic University is joining forces with International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. to open a Citrus Innovation Center on campus.
Florida Polytechnic University today debuted its $47 million Applied Research Center, a modern, 90,000-square-foot structure that more than doubles the lab and research space at the northeast Lakeland campus.
The Lakeland City Commission will be asked Monday to amend the city’s impact fee structure to allow 100% discounts for high-wage “target” businesses that move into a proposed 4,484-acre “innovation district” in the northeast reaches of the city near Florida Polytechnic University. FOLLOWUP: The proposal was approved 6-0. Commissioner Sara Roberts McCarley was absent from […]
Florida Polytechnic University says its Applied Research Center can open on time in spring 2022 now that a $14.8 million allocation has been approved in the state budget, Tampa Bay Business Journal reports. | Also: Other Polk County projects dodged vetoes, The Ledger reports Source: Tampa Bay Business Journal
Florida Southern College, Polk State College and Southeastern University are not requiring students to be vaccinated for COVID-19, but the institutions are encouraging students to receive a vaccine. Florida Polytechnic University has not yet made a decision.
Florida Polytechnic University students will be able to earn their STEM bachelor’s degree and then a master’s in business from Florida Southern College in five years, thanks to a new partnership between the two institutions.
Administrators at Florida Polytechnic University are grappling with how to cut $3 million from the STEM university’s budget, as requested by the Florida Board of Regents, Tampa Bay Business Journal reports. That correlates with an 8.5% reduction in state general revenues and lottery funds. Source: Tampa Bay Business Journal
Three Lakeland institutions — Florida Southern College, Florida Polytechnic University and Southeastern University — made the cut when U.S. News and World Report released its annual college rankings earlier this month.
Florida Funders LLC, a Tampa-based venture-capital fund, is partnering with Florida Polytechnic University to connect potential entrepreneurs there with career opportunities, Tampa Bay Business Journal reports | Florida Funders LLC Source: Tampa Bay Business Journal