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FSU promotes Athletics Director David Coburn to vice president

Florida State University President John Thrasher announced the promotion of David Coburn to vice president and director of Intercollegiate Athletics Friday during a report to the university’s Board of Trustees. Coburn became Florida State’s 12th full-time Athletics Director in May 2019 after serving as the interim athletic director the previous eight months. He has guided the department through arguably the […]

A roadmap to success: Student success is part of the plan and the culture at FSU

Florida State University’s 74-percent graduation rate is the highest in State University System of Florida history and ranks among the top 10 public universities nationally, but for FSU, it is more than just a record-setting number. The achievement also fits squarely within the scope of the university’s expansive strategic plan, which launched in 2017. Student success is one of the plan’s pillars, which university officials have advanced through a combination of new initiatives and established programs […]

Florida State teammates win back-to-back PGA Tour events

Article Courtesy of The only thing missing from the trophy presentation to Daniel Berger at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am on Sunday was the FSU fight song. Berger’s remarkable eagle on the final hole gave him his fourth PGA Tour win and marked the second time FSU teammates Berger and Brooks Koepka have won […]

A roadmap to success: FSU reaping rewards of strategic plan

FSU’s Roadmap to Success Starts with its Strategic Goals Goal I: Entrepreneurship and Innovation (E&I) ‘Design Thinking’ sparks innovative spirit of FSU students Goal II: Academic and Research Excellence FSU invests in interdisciplinary research to meet future challenges Goal III: Diversity and Inclusion FSU launches ‘Diversity Talks’ podcast Goal IV-V: Student Success Student success is […]

Alumni Association to launch ‘Echoes: The FSU Alumni Podcast’

The Florida State University Alumni Association is bringing the FSU campus to alumni around the world with “Echoes: The FSU Alumni Podcast,” developed to create an on-the-go show to keep alumni connected to each other and the university. Keith Cottrell, director of Seminole Clubs, will serve as host. Each episode will feature a “Campus Conversation” […]

FSU scores top four-year graduation rate in state of Florida

Florida State University now has the best four-year graduation rate of any public university in Florida, according to data that will be part of the State University System’s 2021 Accountability Plan later this year. The university’s four-year graduation rate is 74 percent, placing FSU first in the State University System of Florida and in the […]

FSU partners with Leon County Health Department to distribute COVID-19 vaccines

Florida State University is working with the Florida Department of Health in Leon County to vaccinate Floridians against COVID-19. As part of the ongoing effort to contain the spread of the virus, the university is helping vaccinate Leon County residents on the county’s waiting list to receive a shot. FSU staff at the Donald L. […]

President Thrasher responds to recommendations from Anti-Racism Task Force

Florida State University President John Thrasher has responded to the recommendations submitted to him by members of the President’s Task Force on Anti-Racism, Equity and Inclusion in December.  He announced his decisions in a letter sent today to Professor Maxine Montgomery, chair of the task force, and its members.   “You have addressed difficult issues that are critical to moving our university forward, and I was pleased […]

Four FSU online graduate programs place in Top 20 of latest U.S. News rankings

Florida State University’s online graduate programs continue to earn recognition as some of the best in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Best Online Programs. Four of the university’s online graduate programs are ranked among the Top 20 in the nation, including two in the Top 8. “These rankings are a […]

Registration for OLLI at FSU spring classes begins Jan. 28

Membership enrollment and class and activity registration for the spring semester of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Florida State University begins Jan. 28. The new term features dozens of Zoom-based courses and activities tailored to those over 50 who love to learn in a stress-free environment where there are no tests, no homework […]

FSU administers first round of vaccines to 65-plus population

Florida State University began administering the first round of COVID-19 vaccines to faculty, staff and students age 65 and older Wednesday in its continued efforts to mitigate the virus. Through a partnership with the Florida Department of Health in Leon County, FSU is now offering the vaccination to the university’s 65 and older population. The […]

FSU announces two newly created positions to focus on student equity, engagement

Florida State University’s Division of Student Affairs announced the hiring of two new staff members for newly created positions focusing on student equity and inclusion and student engagement. Sierra Turner started as director of Student Equity and Inclusion Jan. 6, while Felicia Williams will begin her duties as director of Student Engagement Jan. 19. Turner comes to FSU from the University of Montevallo where she […]