President John Thrasher

Florida State retains Top 20 status in U.S. News rankings, advances in several key metrics

Florida State University retained its place in the Top 20 among national public universities in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings, while improving in several key measures considered in the publication’s methodology.  FSU is No. 19 on the list, marking the second consecutive year that the university placed in the Top 20. The rankings appear in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges 2021” guidebook.  “Our continued recognition as one of […]

FSU Board of Trustees to begin process for national presidential search

Florida State University President John Thrasher and Board of Trustees Chair Ed Burr today announced that due to the potential impact of COVID-19 on a national presidential search, the time is right to begin planning for FSU’s future. They shared the news at the conclusion of today’s meeting of the Board of Trustees. Burr said […]

A Message from President John Thrasher: Behavior That Threatens Campus Health and Safety

Dear FSU Students, Over the past few days I have learned of several reports of students holding house parties, participating in large gatherings, not wearing face coverings and not social distancing. I am deeply concerned with this sheer defiance to comply with the university’s guidelines and expectations set forth and communicated to you before the fall semester. On Sunday, FSU Police arrested and charged seven students for […]

FSU set to begin new academic year in the ‘new normal’

Florida State University will begin a new academic year Monday, Aug. 24, with many students returning to campus for the first time since March when the university transitioned to remote learning due to the coronavirus pandemic. “While the past few months have been challenging, the new academic year always brings a sense of energy and […]

A Message from President John Thrasher: An Update on Antisemitism and Religious Discrimination

Dear FSU community, I am writing today to update you on our efforts to address concerns expressed by our Jewish community and others and to reaffirm that Antisemitism and religious discrimination have no home at Florida State University. As a minority group, the Jewish people have faced bias and discrimination and have been marginalized for […]

Hamilton urges hard work, unity in address to 2020 summer graduates  

While the nation grapples with both a global pandemic and social unrest, Florida State University men’s basketball head coach Leonard Hamilton urged summer graduates to put in the extra effort, learn how to communicate with others, and be part of the solution.  Hamilton delivered the commencement address at Friday’s virtual commencement ceremony. President John Thrasher presided over the ceremony, which took place at […]

Florida State to celebrate virtual summer commencement July 31

Florida State University men’s basketball Coach Leonard Hamilton will headline FSU’s virtual summer commencement ceremony as the keynote speaker Friday, July 31. President John Thrasher will preside over the ceremony, which will be streamed on the university’s website, Facebook and YouTube channels and simulcast locally on 4FSU (Comcast Channel 4). The ceremony will begin at […]

A Message from President John Thrasher: Members Appointed to President’s Task Force on Anti-Racism, Equity & Inclusion

Dear FSU Family, As many of you know, I’ve been engaging in dialogue with students, faculty, staff, alumni and community leaders regarding recent acts of racism nationally, as well as historical racial injustices. As a result of those conversations, in my message to you on July 6, I announced the creation of the President’s Task […]

Jhanji appointed interim vice president for University Advancement

Florida State University President John Thrasher announced today that Andy A. Jhanji, executive vice president of the FSU Foundation, will serve as interim vice president for University Advancement, effective Aug. 10. Jhanji will succeed Tom Jennings, who announced in June that he accepted a position as vice president for University Advancement at Washington and Lee […]

A message from President John Thrasher: Anti-Semitism and religious discrimination

Anti-Semitism and religious discrimination have no place at Florida State University. I am aware of a controversy involving the FSU Student Senate President who has posted offensive anti-Semitic rhetoric online. I want to take this opportunity to unequivocally state that we will not tolerate discrimination against groups or individuals. I understand that some Jewish students […]

FSUPD’s Chief Brown to serve on Florida Police Chiefs Association’s new subcommittee on accountability and societal change

Florida State University Police Chief Terri Brown has been named as a member of the Florida Police Chiefs Association’s newly formed Subcommittee on Accountability and Societal Change and cited the 8 Can’t Wait guidelines as a starting point for the subcommittee’s discussions.   8 Can’t Wait is a national campaign advocating for police departments to make eight major changes to policy […]