Florida State University Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Sally McRorie has been selected to leadership positions of two academic boards.
McRorie is serving as president of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) and as chair of the Faculty Advisory Board for the University Press of Florida.
“It’s an honor to serve both the National Association of Schools of Art and Design and the University Press of Florida,” McRorie said. “One of the most important aspects of being a professor at FSU is the opportunity to give back through professional service. Helping all visual art and design programs improve and helping facilitate the important work of the UPF are among the ways I am fortunate to give back.”
McRorie began her three-year term as president of NASAD in November. Founded in 1944, NASAD is an organization of schools, conservatories, colleges, and universities with approximately 363 accredited institutional members. It establishes national standards for undergraduate and graduate degrees and other credentials for art and design and art/design-related disciplines, and provides assistance to institutions and individuals engaged in artistic, scholarly, educational, and other art/design-related endeavors.
“We join you in congratulating Provost McRorie,” wrote NASAD Executive Director Karen P. Moynahan in a letter to FSU President John Thrasher. “We thank you and your institution for supporting her volunteer efforts to develop the quality of visual arts teaching and learning in the United States.”
McRorie’s two-year term as chair of the University Press of Florida Advisory Board begins Jan. 1, 2021.
As the scholarly publishing arm of the State University System of Florida (SUS), the University Press of Florida (UPF) has been engaging students, educators and discerning readers since its founding in 1945. UPF and its imprints advance the threefold mission of the SUS and its universities: teaching, research, and public service. UPF skillfully produces exceptional books and journals for students, scholars, and general readers, disseminating globally the fruits of scholarly and creative endeavors.
UPF’s Faculty Advisory Board is composed of 11 distinguished members from the State University System of Florida and a chairperson from the Council of Academic Vice Presidents. The board meets quarterly to review and approve new projects for publication and ensures that the UPF imprint is reserved for publications of the highest caliber.
“Along with the 11 distinguished faculty board members, I am greatly looking forward to working with Dr. McRorie to advance UPF’s scholarly mission and continue our award-winning regional publishing program that offers the citizens of Florida engaging, authoritative works on the region’s history, culture, foodways, literature and environment,” said Romi Gutierrez, director of the University Press of Florida. “She will be an excellent leader and facilitator of the board.”
UPF is the oldest book publisher and the only university press in the state. It ranks in the top 20 of American university presses, in both number of titles published and sales revenue, with over 2,500 titles currently in print, publishing about 80 new titles each year.