FSC Board of Trustees Expands Student Services
LAKELAND, Fla. (February 21, 2005) - The Florida Southern College trustees approved a change in swipe card usages and an expansion of bandwidth for Internet access at their February 10-11 meeting on campus.
Beginning in the fall of 2005, students will be able to use their swipe cards in the cafeteria, snack bar, and Moc Mart during all open hours. "The Board heard our concerns about wanting more swipe card access," said SGA president Emma DePew. Further, the board approved making both the 10-meal and 15-meal plans available to all students after their freshman year.
In addition, the Internet bandwidth capacity is being tripled this semester to help guard against interruptions in campus Internet usage.
Other actions by the trustees included a modest increase in the cost of tuition for the 2005-2006 academic year. The additional 4.5 percent equates to a dollar increase of $750 to $825, depending on the time of a student's initial enrollment at FSC.
"Florida Southern remains committed to excellence in education, including supporting students' needs within and beyond the classroom," said FSC president Dr. Anne Kerr. "Our Board of Trustees and senior administrators continue to strive to provide the best educational experience for our students."
About Florida Southern College
Founded in 1885, Florida Southern College is a private, comprehensive, United Methodist college with a liberal arts core. The college maintains its commitment to academic excellence through 38 undergraduate majors and distinctive graduate programs in business administration, education, and nursing. Florida Southern has a 14:1 student/faculty ratio, provides strong student/faculty mentorship programs, boasts 24 NCAA Division II national championships, and is ranked by U. S. News and World Report as one of the top ten Southern Comprehensive Colleges-Bachelors. Located on scenic Lake Hollingsworth, Florida Southern is the home of the world's largest single-site collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture.