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USF Appoints Tom Miller Vice President for Student Affairs

USF Appoints Tom Miller Vice President for Student Affairs

TAMPA, Florida.  — Following a nationwide search, the University of South Florida announced Thursday that Thomas Miller has been named Vice President for Student Affairs, effective Nov. 22. Miller has served as the interim vice president since June.

Meet with Commissioner Beckner at upcoming office hours events

Meet with Commissioner Beckner at upcoming office hours events

Hillsborough County, Florida-- Commissioner Kevin Beckner, District 6, Countywide, is hosting office hours in the community one Wednesday every month in locations around the county. These events provide residents the opportunity to meet with the Commissioner, one-on-one, to share ideas and voice concerns without having to travel to County Center in downtown Tampa.

No appointment is necessary and residents are seen on a first-come, first-served basis.

The upcoming community office hours are:

Hillsborough Animal Services announces plan to up adoptions

Hillsborough Animal Services announces plan to up adoptions

Hillsborough County, Florida-- Hillsborough County Animal Services (HCAS) will move forward to improve their program operation to increase adoptions. The shelter will be open 7 days a week including most holidays when families are home so they can visit the shelter. Some of the improvements that are being implemented by community experts include:

Tampa PR agency's rocker Matthew Schultz, blowing up on the scene

Tampa PR agency's rocker Matthew Schultz, blowing up on the scene

New Jersey rocker Matthew Schultz was raised in Toms River and now calls Manalapan home. Not only is he a successful musician but he is also vice-president of one of the largest independent banks in New Jersey.

Matthew Schultz releases his remix of "Right Heart, Wrong Time" incorporating a feature from Mr. 305 and Team Pitbull's artist David Rush & producer Pointblank Pro.

Apply now!: Hillsborough County Community Violence Prevention Collaborative

Apply now!: Hillsborough County Community Violence Prevention Collaborative

Hillsborough County, Florida-- The county is seeking nominees to serve on subcommittees of the Hillsborough County Community Violence Prevention Collaborative, which uses data and evidence to come up with ways to reduce violence.

Riverview business owner appointed to Boating Advisory Council

Riverview business owner appointed to Boating Advisory Council

Riverview, Florida -- Governor Rick Scott has announced five apointments and one reappointment to the Boating Advisory Council.

Lester Ares, 36, of Riverview, is the owner of Ares Yachts Inc. He succeeds Rebecca Bragg and is appointed for a term that started  June 12, 2013, and ends September 30, 2014.

The other people appointed are from across the state.

Todd Rebol, 39, of Punta Gorda, is a civil engineer at Banks Engineering. He succeeds Mark R. Leslie and is appointed for a term beginning June 12, 2013, and ending September 30, 2015.

National "Dump the Pump" Day 2013

National "Dump the Pump" Day 2013

Hillsborough County, Florida-- The eighth annual National "Dump the Pump" Day takes place today, June 20, and the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART) hopes to highlight the upside of public transportation for the county's senior citizens.