University News

FSU’s online graduate programs place among the nation’s best in latest U.S. News Rankings

Florida State University online graduate programs in information technology, criminology, education and business are among the nation’s best, according to the U.S. News & World Report 2022 rankings. FSU boasts four Top 25 online graduate programs, including two in the Top 10, as well as several highly ranked specialty programs. Provost and Executive Vice President […]

Substance use expert named interim dean of FSU College of Social Work 

Craig Stanley, associate dean for academic affairs for Florida State University’s College of Social Work, has been appointed as the college’s interim dean. Stanley succeeds Jim Clark, who was selected as the university’s provost and executive vice president for academic affairs after six years as dean of the college. “I am humbled and honored to have the opportunity […]

McCullough sets sights on Top 15 ranking in first State of the University address  

While delivering his first State of the University address Wednesday, Florida State University President Richard McCullough reflected on successes of the recent past and laid out a bold vision for the university’s future. “We, as a university, are competitive and continue to strive more and more toward excellence,” McCullough said. “That competitive spirit that we […]

FSU hires business liaison to facilitate industry partnerships

Florida State University is redoubling its efforts to commercialize faculty research and partner with businesses across the country that can benefit from the intellectual capital available at a top-tier research university. As a key part of these efforts, the FSU Office of Research has hired Mike Campbell as the university’s first Chief Business and Industry […]

FSU celebrates newest McKnight Doctoral and Dissertation Fellows

This past November, more than 20 Florida State University graduate students from underrepresented populations were honored at the 37th McKnight Annual Fellows Meeting in Tampa for having received the McKnight Doctoral or Dissertation Fellowship. The Florida Education Fund’s (FEF) McKnight Doctoral and Dissertation Fellowship Programs are designed to address the underrepresentation of African American and […]

New interactive planning tool helps FSU students maximize career potential

Florida State University students — and prospective students — now have access to an exciting interactive tool designed to assist students and families in making better-informed decisions about postsecondary educational options in the State University System of Florida. The new online tool — MyFloridaFuture — allows users to explore data that provides useful information about the […]

Challenger Learning Center executive to step down after 20 years of service

Florida A&M University and Florida State University announced today that Michelle Personette, the executive director of Tallahassee’s Challenger Learning Center (CLC), will step down on Feb.  3, 2022. Personette has led the center, which is the K-12 STEM outreach facility of the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, since 2004. Prior to that, she served as its […]

Innovation in Action: FSU bolsters research projects with an eye on the marketplace

A process for cheaper fuel cells, improved genomic profiling and an environmentally friendly way to increase water retention for plants are among the projects that Florida State University is helping researchers move forward into potential commercial ventures. FSU’s Office of the Vice President for Research awarded more than $161,000 to four faculty members to move […]

FSU awards honors medallions to fall 2021 graduates  

Florida State University awarded honors medallions to 68 high-achieving graduates during the medallion ceremony on Thursday, December 9, 2021. The FSU Honors Program supports the efforts and talents of the university’s most intellectually curious students who have the potential, dedication and drive for creating change. The ceremony included remarks by Dean of Undergraduate Studies and Assistant Provost, Joe O’Shea, […]

Year in Review: FSU experiences triumph, transition in 2021

In a year defined by triumph and transition, Florida State University welcomed its 16th president, said goodbye to a legendary football coach and returned to normal operations after months of disruption due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2021. Florida State continued its impressive run as a Top 20 national university, posted a state record graduation […]

Fannie Lou Hamer documentary inspired by FSU professor’s research to make national premiere on PBS

A documentary telling the story of Fannie Lou Hamer will make its national debut on PBS thanks to the contributions of a Florida State University professor, alumni and students. “Fannie Lou Hamer’s America” will launch the landmark 10th season of America ReFramed with a special presentation on PBS at 9 p.m. ET Tuesday, Feb. 22, […]

Expanded interdisciplinary research program to fund fire resilience project

A well-managed prescribed fire is medicine for a forest. Too much medicine can be deadly. The right dosage is crucial for health. Finding the optimal properties for controlled burns in the longleaf pine forests found in Florida and elsewhere in the Southeastern United States is the goal of a newly formed interdisciplinary team of Florida […]