Karen Laughlin

FSU mourns Dean Karen Laughlin

Members of the FSU family pay tribute to Dean Laughlin on social media Florida State University is mourning the loss of Dean of Undergraduate Studies Karen Laughlin — an influential, tireless and dedicated educator who, for almost four decades, helped define the very nature of an undergraduate education earned by countless FSU students. “I was so […]

Filar pushes FSU students to dream bigger

When Craig Filar first started as the director of Florida State University’s Office of National Fellowships, he knew how competitive it is to win some of the nation’s most prestigious awards. But that didn’t stop him from encouraging FSU’s high-achieving students from dreaming bigger. Instead, he started likening his position at ONF to that of […]

FSU unveils enhanced Honors Program

Florida State University is implementing some important changes to enhance the Honors Program this fall. The program has named a new director and hired three new specialized honors faculty members who have designed a core honors curriculum around interrelated courses on enduring themes. Annette Schwabe, associate dean of Undergraduate Studies and former director of Liberal […]

Profiles in Leadership: Laughlin guides student success on FSU’s path to Top 25

Florida State University is on the rise: record-breaking application numbers, all-time high graduation and retention rates and a U.S. News & World Report ranking of 33rd best public university in the nation. At the root of this incredible success is inspirational leadership from campus administrators like Dean of Undergraduate Studies Karen Laughlin. “This work has […]