President John Thrasher

Egyptian educators visit FSU under State Department program to study U.S. community college system

Florida State University President John Thrasher welcomed to campus a delegation of Egyptian educators who are spending six weeks in Florida to study the U.S. community colleges. “It is an honor to host this program because we know how important community colleges can be in opening doors to new opportunities for so many people, whether […]

Florida State names new vice president for Student Affairs

Florida State University announced today the appointment of Amy Hecht, vice president for Student Affairs at The College of New Jersey, as the new vice president for Student Affairs, effective July 2017. Hecht, an alumna of FSU, will lead approximately 1,000 employees in the university’s student affairs division that spans a wide array of departments […]

FSU rolls out the red carpet for Oscar-winning alumnus Barry Jenkins

Florida State University rolled out the red carpet for Barry Jenkins’ triumphant return to his alma mater capped off with a sold-out crowd at Ruby Diamond Concert Hall March 31. Tickets to Friday’s screening of Jenkins’ Oscar-winning film “Moonlight” had sold out in less than two hours. The event was hosted by the Florida State […]

FSU welcomes National Science Foundation director to campus

Florida State University welcomed National Science Foundation Director France Córdova to campus this week for a tour of research facilities and meetings with students, faculty and state political leaders. “We’re honored that Director Córdova made time to visit us here at Florida State and to see the great work being done on campus that her […]

Statement Regarding Transgender Inclusion

Florida State University is a nationally recognized leader in diversity and inclusion.  We got there by committing to make our campuses welcoming to everyone.  Diversity of backgrounds, experiences and viewpoints strengthens the intellectual life of our institution.  The more our community reflects the world around us, the more academically innovative we are and the better […]

President Thrasher: Statement on Executive Order

Florida State University is deeply concerned about the administration’s new policy preventing the entry of citizens of seven foreign countries to the United States for the next 90 days. At universities nationwide, confusion and uncertainty are causing disruption and worry among students, researchers, faculty and staff who are citizens of the countries involved in the […]

FSU breaks ground on new Black Student Union building

Hundreds of Florida State University community members, alumni and government officials gathered together on an idyllic January afternoon Friday to break ground on a much-anticipated new facility for the Black Student Union. Established in 1968, the Black Student Union is a student government agency that offers black students a form of identity, a social life […]

Thrasher joins FAMU, TCC presidents in signing unity resolution

Florida State University President John Thrasher, Florida A&M University Interim President Larry Robinson and Jim Murdaugh, president of Tallahassee Community College, joined forces to sign a resolution for educational and civil unity during a celebration to honor Martin Luther King Jr. Wednesday, Jan. 11, at the Leon County Courthouse. The trio also each made remarks during the event. The […]

Fall Commencement speakers tell grads ‘With an unconquered spirit, anything is possible’

Bob Sasser, chief executive officer of Dollar Tree, Inc., advised Florida State University graduates that with hard work and a college degree, the odds will forever be stacked in their favor. Sasser delivered a lively address full of inspiration Saturday morning at the second of Florida State’s two fall commencement ceremonies held Dec. 16 and […]