It’s ‘USF Day’ in Tallahassee - FOX 13 News

It’s ‘USF Day’ in Tallahassee

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TAMPA (FOX 13) -

Some of the University of South Florida's top leaders are on the road to Tallahassee, and they'll have the undivided attention of state lawmakers. 

They're taking a bus to face off with the legislature on a variety of issues, including rising tuition costs.

The group includes USF President Judy Genshaft, Athletic Director Doug Woolard, head football coach Willie Taggart and men's basketball coach Stan Heath.

They'll be joined by about 60 students, including the student body president.

"We're basically going to the capital to try and convince our legislature to put money back into higher education," Student Cha-kra Wimberly said. "For the past few years, tuition has been increasing, increasing and increasing."

From 10 to 3 Tuesday they will meet with several lawmakers, showcasing school programs and showing how USF is helping the state grow. They're also vying for more funding and fewer tuition hikes.

This is one of several rallies USF has planned, but it's the only one where it gets its own day. It's called "USF Day" at the capital.

Other state universities have planned similar meetings. State lawmakers will begin discussing those funding plans next month.

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