UF requests $50 million from Legislature for Jacksonville campus

Published on February 21, 2023 at 12:09 pm

The University of Florida is seeking $50 million from the state Legislature to help create a graduate-level education center in Jacksonville that would specialize in teaching about high-skilled technology in the fields of health care and financial services.

State Rep. Wyman Duggan, R-Jacksonville, filed the appropriation request on behalf of the University of Florida, adding a third track in funding for the UF center along with potential support from the city of Jacksonville and also philanthropic donations.

House Speaker Paul Renner, R-Palm Coast, said the request will get consideration during the budget-writing process.

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