Florida Polytechnic University will start its life as the newest state university on July 1st. It was created by allowing the University of South Florida’s polytechnic campus to become independent. But Lynn Hatter reports even though it has a name, it doesn’t have much else at this point.
Florida Polytechnic has no students, no buildings, no president, no administration and no board. What it does have is $33 million in state funding, some assets waiting to be transferred from its parent school, the University of South Florida, land, and the law that created it.