The award is part of the public media initiative “American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen” supported by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. The purpose of the initiative is to help students stay on path to on-time high school graduation and future success.
“Bill was nominated because he has been a longtime supporter of WUSF, one of our longest and most dedicated supporters,” said JoAnn Urofsky, general manager at WUSF. “He also was nominated for his ongoing and continuing support of public education in Pinellas County.”
Dr. Bill Heller
Since 1992, Heller has served in leadership capacities on campus, even serving a decade as the campus’s Chief Executive Officer.
“He has a heart for USFSP, generously making scholarship and gift donations to the USF System for more than 25 years,” said Regional Chancellor Sophia Wisniewska during remarks to recognize Heller for his years of leadership and service.