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President John Thrasher: Blueprint’s economic development funds can, should help improve FSU’s Doak

This opinion piece by FSU President John Thrasher was published Sunday, May 23, 2021, in the Tallahassee Democrat. With perhaps the exception of the Florida Capitol, Doak Campbell Stadium is one of the best known landmarks in Tallahassee. This awe-inspiring and immense brick structure currently seats nearly 80,000 fans, while the University Center that surrounds […]

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Richard McCullough selected next president of Florida State University

The Florida State University Board of Trustees has unanimously selected Richard McCullough, vice provost for research at Harvard University, to serve as the university’s 16th president. McCullough will succeed John Thrasher, who will retire later this summer after serving as president since 2014. The appointment is subject to approval by the Florida Board of Governors, […]

FSU gives 2020 graduates their commencement ‘moment’ with special ceremonies

PHOTO GALLERY It may have come a little later than they expected, but the Class of 2020 gathered Saturday to celebrate their achievement of earning a Florida State University degree with all the pomp and pageantry of commencements past.    The COVID-19 pandemic denied last year’s graduating class the typical send-off but through three separate ceremonies at the […]

FSU Board of Trustees to interview three presidential candidates May 24

The Florida State University Board of Trustees will meet Monday, May 24. The board is scheduled to interview three presidential candidates and select the university’s 16th president. The meeting will take place at 9 a.m. in Room 208 at the Augustus B. Turnbull Florida State Conference Center. The FSU Board of Trustees General Board Meeting […]

FSU English professor receives prestigious Mellon Foundation fellowship

A Florida State University English professor has been awarded a fellowship from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Assistant Professor Frances Tran will receive a Career Enhancement Fellowship administered by the Institute for Citizens & Scholars and funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Her fellowship term runs from June 1 through Dec. 31. Tran, who came […]

Presidential Search Advisory Committee selects candidates to participate in open forums, May 18-20

Florida State University’s Presidential Search Advisory Committee has voted to forward the following slate of candidates to the Board of Trustees as the search continues for the university’s 16th president.  The committee will host a series of open candidate forums for faculty, staff, students and the community between May 18-20 at the Augustus B. Turnbull III Florida State Conference Center.   Tuesday, May 18 Richard D. McCullough, Vice Provost […]

Presidential Search Advisory Committee to interview candidates May 14-15 at Ruby Diamond Concert Hall

Florida State University’s Presidential Search Advisory Committee will meet and conduct a first round of on-campus interviews with nine candidates for university president Friday, May 14, and Saturday, May 15. In order to preserve the integrity of the interview process, SP&A Executive Search has recommended the institution record each of the interviews and post them […]

Presidential Search Advisory Committee selects candidates for first-round interviews May 14-15

UPDATED: 5 P.M. MAY 12, 2021 Florida State University’s Presidential Search Advisory Committee will conduct a first round of interviews with nine candidates for university president Friday, May 14, and Saturday, May 15. The committee selected the following candidates for first-round interviews: Robert A. Blouin David K. Coburn Richard M. Corcoran Randall W. Hanna Richard D. McCullough Giovanni Piedimonte […]

Florida State contributes historic structure to World War II commemoration project

The efforts of a Tallahassee nonprofit to commemorate a major World War II training base recently took a step forward thanks to Florida State University. FSU President John Thrasher signed a Memorandum of Understanding Friday to allow the Dale Mabry Army Air Field Museum to take possession of a historic residential structure that was once […]

FSU early career researchers receive prestigious NSF award

Three Florida State University faculty members have been recognized by the National Science Foundation with the prestigious CAREER Award, a grant given to promising up-and-coming researchers who are expected to become leaders in their fields. Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Awards are given to junior faculty with the potential to serve as role models in […]

Florida Center for Reading Research director appointed to National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Committee on the Future of Education Research

A Florida State University professor has been appointed to a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) committee to help shape the future of education research. Nicole Patton Terry, director of the Florida Center for Reading Research (FCRR) and the Olive & Manuel Bordas Professor of Education in FSU’s School of Teacher Education, will […]