USF Conference Featuring SEC Commissioner Atkins to be Rescheduled

TAMPA, Fla. (July 7, 2008) – An executive education conference at the University of South Florida in Tampa featuring Securities and Exchange Commissioner Paul Atkins originally slated for July 19 is being rescheduled.

Co-sponsored by the USF School of Accountancy and The Financial Valuation Group, the single-day workshop was also to include remarks by Edward W. Trott, retired member of the Financial Accounting Standards Board.

The conference is being rescheduled for early 2009.

The University of South Florida's College of Business is accredited by the AACSB and offers six master's degree programs, including a part-time and weekend Executive MBA program.

The University of South Florida is among the nation's top 63 public research universities and one of 39 community engaged public universities as designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. It is one of Florida's top three research universities. USF was awarded more than $300 million in research contracts and grants last year. The university offers 219 degree programs at the undergraduate, graduate, specialist and doctoral levels, including the doctor of medicine. The university has a $1.8 billion annual budget, an annual economic impact of $3.2 billion, and serves more than 45,000 students on campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg, Sarasota-Manatee and Lakeland. USF is a member of the Big East Athletic Conference.

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