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Profiles in Leadership: Osteen inspires the leaders of tomorrow

For more than 13 years, Laura Osteen has been brightening Florida State University’s campus with her warm smile and positive attitude. Osteen — or “Dr. O” as her students fondly refer to her — is the director for the Center for Leadership & Social Change, where she serves as a popular role model and mentor for students […]

Profiles in Leadership: Marcus reflects on 30 years of research, students and service

When Nancy Marcus arrived at Florida State University in 1987, she didn’t have plans to stay very long. Thirty years later, the oceanographer-turned-administrator has left an indelible mark at FSU — as a pioneer in her field, as a role model for women in STEM and as the dean of the Graduate School for the past […]

Profiles in Leadership: New dean aims to strengthen future of law school

Erin O’Hara O’Connor, the new dean at Florida State University’s College of Law, sprinkles her language with a boxing expression when she talks about her talented and motivated faculty. She says they “punch well above their weight” — an expression of respect, recognizing and praising them as potent overachievers — as they step into the […]

Profiles in Leadership: Driscoll optimistic about future of college, education

Florida State University College of Education Dean Marcy Driscoll smiles as she reflects on her journey with FSU. The petite woman’s passion for education shines even brighter than her signature red hair. Dean Driscoll is a longtime faculty member at FSU; she joined the garnet and gold family in 1980. “A friend who graduated from […]

Profiles in Leadership: Hartline gets down to ‘business’ of leading college to Top 25

It was a big day for Michael Hartline, one of the biggest of his life. Hartline had been serving as interim dean of Florida State University’s College of Business for nine months when the life-changing day arrived in the spring of 2016. The College of Business Board of Governors was slated to meet at 8:30 […]