University News

Record number of athletes, coaches with FSU ties shine on Olympic stage

More than two dozen athletes and coaches with connections to Florida State University are representing 17 different countries during the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, which run from July 23 to Aug. 8 after nearly a year delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Twenty-three athletes with FSU ties — 21 alumni and two current student-athletes — are among more than 11,000 Olympians competing during the Games. That’s a record number […]

A Message from President Thrasher: Protect Each Other, Get Your COVID-19 Vaccine Today!

This message to all students, faculty and staff has been approved by John Thrasher, President of Florida State University.  Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,  As you know, communities around the nation are seeing a considerable rise in COVID-19 cases, sparked by the highly contagious Delta variant. Tallahassee and Florida State University are no different. Currently, we are seeing an uptick in the number of […]

FSU recognizes largest cohort of P.E.O. Scholar Award recipients

Six graduate students from Florida State University are among seven students in the state of Florida to earn prestigious Scholar Awards from the Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O.). The P.E.O. Scholar Awards are one-time, competitive, merit-based awards intended to recognize and encourage academic excellence and achievement by women in doctoral-level programs. The awards include up to […]

Florida State to host summer commencement ceremonies July 30

Florida State University will host two summer commencement ceremonies as the university confers nearly 3,000 degrees Friday, July 30, at the Donald L. Tucker Center.   FSU President John Thrasher will preside over commencement for the final time of his presidency, and he also will deliver the commencement address to Summer 2021 graduates.   Florida State will award 2,923 degrees this summer, including 1,817 bachelor’s degrees, 921 master’s and specialists’ degrees, 144 doctorates, […]

FSU hosts residential summer program for local students from Title I middle and high schools

This summer, the Florida State University community welcomed a non-traditional group of students to their residential and lecture halls as part of the university’s College Reach-Out Program (CROP). Leon County students from R. Frank Nims and Griffin middle schools and Gadsden County High School students participated in CROP, an immersive residential summer program on FSU’s […]

FSU selects recognized national leader in digital health as new dean of the College of Nursing

Florida State University Provost Sally McRorie has announced Jing Wang as the new dean of the College of Nursing. She will start the role Aug. 16, 2021. Wang, an interdisciplinary trained researcher, educator, policy and executive leader in nursing and higher education, currently serves as the vice dean for research at the University of Texas […]

Florida Board of Governors honors Thrasher for his exceptional leadership as FSU’s 15th president

The Florida Board of Governors approved a resolution during its regular meeting Wednesday recognizing Florida State University President John Thrasher’s exceptional achievements and service as the university’s 15th president. Syd Kitson, chair of the Board of Governors, thanked Thrasher for keeping students at the forefront of the university’s mission. “I’ve learned a lot from you,” […]

Board of Governors confirms Richard McCullough as 16th president of Florida State University

The Florida Board of Governors has confirmed the selection of Richard McCullough, vice provost for research at Harvard University, as Florida State University’s 16th president. McCullough’s first day in office will be Monday, Aug. 16. He succeeds John Thrasher, who became president in 2014. “I am grateful to the Florida Board of Governors for confirming […]

New report by FSU Center for Postsecondary Success highlights progress of Florida’s developmental education reform

A new report by Florida State University’s Center for Postsecondary Success (CPS) highlights the evolution in the implementation of the Florida developmental education reform. Stipulated by Senate Bill 1720, Florida’s developmental education reform was implemented in the fall of 2014 and required institutions in the Florida College System (FCS) to redesign the delivery of their […]

FSU Panama City to offer online master’s major in organizational management and communication

Beginning fall 2021, FSU Panama City will offer a new, fully online major in organizational management and communication. Offered by the College of Applied Studies, the major in Organizational Management and Communication (OMC) is a terminal master’s degree in Professional Communication designed to equip students with essential communication, leadership and organizational behavior management skills needed […]

Florida State University will resume normal, pre-pandemic operations effective Aug. 1, 2021

Florida State University will resume normal, pre-pandemic operations effective Aug. 1, 2021. A few public health and safety protocols remain for student organizations and some specific events including residence hall move-in. Masks are recommended but not required on campus except in designated healthcare locations. Classes will return to predominately face-to-face instruction and indoor space limitations […]

Trustees, special guests celebrate legacy of John and Jean Thrasher

The Florida State University Board of Trustees and special guests celebrated the legacy of President John Thrasher and FSU First Lady Jean Thrasher during a June 16 reception at the University Center Club.   BOT Chairman Ed Burr emceed the event, which included remarks by former BOT chair Allan Bense, Provost Sally McRorie, and Kyle Hill, former student body president. Leon County Commissioner Rick Minor and County Administrator Vince Long also presented a proclamation in President Thrasher’s […]