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USF Poly Puts Staff, Student Recruitment On Hold

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Phil Coale
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Associated Press
Polk County Sen. JD Alexander is pushing legislation that would turn USF Poly into a 12th state university.

The University of South Florida Polytechnic is not recruiting faculty or students while lawmakers debate the school's future, its interim regional chancellor told The Lakeland Ledger.

From the story:

It's not an atmosphere under which a quality academic staff can be drawn in, said Touchton  "We just feel like we need to wait and see what happens."  Advertisements ­previously posted for various open positions have been discontinued. And it does not make sense to actively recruit students, either, he said. "We cannot be disingenuous," he said. "That's all there is to it." USF Poly recruiters expressed concerns last week about continuing to seek new students with all of the uncertainty now surrounding the university.