Dean assumes expanded role in Undergraduate Studies

Greg Beaumont, Florida State's associate dean of Undergraduate Studies and senior associate athletics director for Student-Athlete Academic Services.

Greg Beaumont, associate dean of Undergraduate Studies, has been appointed associate dean of Undergraduate Studies and senior associate athletics director for Florida State University’s Student-Athlete Academic Services.

In his new position, Beaumont will lead the team of academic advisers and learning specialists who provide quality academic support programs and counseling for more than 500 student-athletes. He will remain part of the leadership team in Undergraduate Studies while also joining the senior administration in the Department of Athletics.

“Greg Beaumont is an outstanding manager who has earned great respect across the campus through his work with the university’s more than 12,000 lower division undergraduates,” said Karen Laughlin, dean of Undergraduate Studies. “He brings extensive university experience to his new position and will provide a broad academic perspective to the Department of Athletics.”

Recognizing the unique demands placed on students engaged in high-level athletic competition, the Student-Athlete Academic Services unit operates on a proactive basis, working to develop academic support programs tailored to the strengths and needs of each student-athlete. The position Beaumont is assuming was recently elevated to a more senior level with expanded leadership and strategic responsibilities dedicated to the academic support of student-athletes. The unit is housed in the state-of-the-art University Center complex in the Moore Athletic Center and includes private tutor rooms, meeting areas, staff offices and a computer lab. In addition, a learning center located at University Center is used for tutoring and individual meetings with learning specialists in a high-tech environment with computers and other equipment for student-athlete use.

“Greg Beaumont brings tremendous energy, experience and intelligence to the essential role of directing academic support activities for our student-athletes,” said Randy Spetman, director of Intercollegiate Athletics. “His leadership will ensure that our student- athletes not only succeed in their sports activities, but that they also excel in their academic endeavors. This emphasis will certainly be enhanced under his direction.”

Beaumont earned M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in English at FSU. He has served as associate dean of Undergraduate Studies at the university for the past 10 years. He replaces Steven Duzan, who took a position at another university.