As a separately accredited state institution of higher learning within the University of South Florida System, USF St. Petersburg also must abide by policies and regulations mandated by the Florida Department of Education. In addition, since the passage of the Buckman Act in 1905, oversight of Florida's public universities has been the responsibility of various governing boards. The Board of Control oversaw universities between 1905 and 1965, until management of the State University System of Florida became the responsibility of the Board of Regents (1965-2001). Since 2003, this oversight function has been the responsibility of the Florida Board of Governors.
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