In 1975, the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee’s founding year, much of the country was experiencing political unrest. The civil rights movement had ushered in new era of freedom for many, but the residual effects of decades of marginalization, racial disparity, and gender inequity could still be evidenced. (Read the full letter)

USF Sarasota-Manatee Campus welcomes Corey Posey as Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer

University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee Campus Regional Chancellor Karen A. Holbrook has named Corey L. Posey to the newly created position of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer. In his new role, Posey will provide guidance and collaboration for initiatives, programs and trainings for the campus and Sarasota-Manatee community in order to promote a culture of inclusion and equity as it relates to diversity issues.

Corey Posey, new Diversity, Equity and Inclusion officer at USFSM

Chancellor’s Advisory Council on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Learn about the formation of this guiding council, our diversity initiatives and the CLEAR framework for diversity, equity and inclusion.

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 Leaders at the USF Sarasota-Manatee Campus

Our leadership team is committed to making the USF Sarasota-Manatee campus a diverse and inclusive space. Learn about the offices, boards and councils that continue to support our initiatives, students, staff and faculty every day.

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Have questions about our diversity initiatives and campus updates, or want to know how you can help show support? Visit us at C107, call us at 941-359-4562 or send an email to

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