CITRUS COUNTY, Fla. – The Citrus County campus of the College of Central Florida has been renamed for Senate President Wilton Simpson, R-Trilby, the school announced.
The college’s Board of Trustees on Wednesday approved renaming the campus, which is in Lecanto, as the CF Wilton Simpson Citrus Campus. Simpson, who is running for state agriculture commissioner, represents a district made up of Citrus, Hernando, and part of Pasco counties.
College of Central Florida President Jim Henningsen called Simpson “a steadfast champion” of the school and higher education. “He has worked to ensure that CF receives the recognition and financial support needed to grow high-demand academic programs, employ the highest quality faculty and staff, expand our facilities and invest in needed maintenance,” Henningsen said in a prepared statement.
A state budget that took effect July 1 included $13.65 million for a Health Science Technology Education Center at the college’s Ocala campus and $375,000 for a program involving agribusiness technology.
That was in addition to regular money for operation and maintenance expenses. The school also has campuses in Marion and Levy counties.
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