Photo: Casey Brooke Lawson/New CollegeNew College student Alice Leavengood takes a class at Ringling College of Art & Design throught the new cross-registration program.
Southwest Florida Roundup
Teaming up to promote higher ed in Southwest Florida
Shortly after Donal O’Shea became president of New College of Florida in 2012, he met Teri Hansen, then head of the Gulf Coast Community Foundation, a philanthropic organization in Sarasota County.
Hansen encouraged O’Shea to work closely with other local college presidents.
Last year, after a series of meetings with Ringling College of Art & Design, the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee and State College of Florida (formerly Manatee Community College), the Consortium of Colleges on the Creative Coast — C4 for short — was born.
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