In 1964, the College of Education hosted the first conference of the National School Superintendents at the USF University Center. Dr. Raymond Sheldon, Superintendent of Hillsborough County Schools and a member of the fledging organization, facilitated the event. The College of Education hosted the conference at USF for the next seven years.
In January 1968, the National School Superintendents Conference was held in the new College of Education building as part of the surrounding the festivities celebrating the dedication of the new facilities. The conference attracted 75 superintendents from districts throughout the United States. As participation in the conference increased, the College hosted future meetings at the International Inn in Tampa. The College of Education’s support was instrumental in the development of this organization as it worked to establish itself within the educational community.