joe o’shea

FSU’s record first-year student retention rate places among Top 15 nationally

Innovative campus-wide efforts nearly eliminate retention disparities among undergraduates Florida State University is retaining first-year students at a record rate, according to the most recent data reported to the Florida Board of Governors. Ninety-five percent of FSU’s first-time-in-college students who enrolled in Summer/Fall 2019 stayed for their sophomore year — a record for the university. […]

New FSU students connect through new Nole2Nole Peer Mentor Program

Florida State University has rolled out a new mentoring program for incoming freshmen who are beginning their collegiate careers a bit differently than in past summers. Last month, about 2,200 incoming freshmen started taking their first-ever college classes during FSU’s Summer C session, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all classes are being taught remotely […]

FSU Assistant Provost expands role as Dean of Undergraduate Studies

Florida State University Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Sally McRorie has appointed Assistant Provost Joe O’Shea as the new dean of the Division of Undergraduate Studies, effective May 20. O’Shea succeeds Dean Karen Laughlin, who passed away earlier this month. An FSU alumnus, O’Shea has served as assistant provost since 2016, where […]

Innovative program puts students back on track to earn FSU degree

Florida State University students are graduating in four years at a record level, but some students encounter unexpected challenges that derail their plans to earn a degree. From limited finances to mental or physical health problems to natural disasters, there’s a wide variety of reasons why students leave college without finishing. “Almost everybody knows someone […]

FSU signs agreement to enhance collaboration with Tel Aviv University

Florida State University signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Tel Aviv University today with the purpose of seeking possibilities to enhance mutual academic exchanges and to maintain close relationships between the two institutions. Florida Gov. Rick Scott served as a witness at the signing in Tel Aviv. The MOU was signed by FSU Assistant Provost […]

FSU kicks off inaugural year of Gap Year Fellowship program

More than 6,200 new freshmen are heading to Florida State University for the 2016-2017 school year, but a group of students who could’ve joined them will instead be embarking on different journeys, mostly overseas and some with financial support from FSU. Seven students have been selected to receive financial assistance from FSU during the inaugural […]