From Politician to President: Annual Cresse Lecture features FSU President John Thrasher

Florida State University’s Reubin O’D. Askew School of Public Administration and Policy featured FSU President John Thrasher at this year’s Joe Cresse Ethics in Government Lecture Series on Thursday, Oct. 25.

The lecture series, in its 10th year, hosts distinguished speakers on a variety of topics that focus on ethics in government and honors the memory of Joe Cresse and his 45 years of service to the people of Florida — including an eight-year tenure as state budget director and a long term on the Public Service Commission.

Thrasher began his talk with one of Cresse’s favorite sayings known as the Optimist’s Creed which says, “As you go through life, whatever be your goal, keep your eye upon the doughnut and not on the hole.”