President John Thrasher

A Message from President Thrasher: Protect Each Other, Get Your COVID-19 Vaccine Today!

This message to all students, faculty and staff has been approved by John Thrasher, President of Florida State University.  Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,  As you know, communities around the nation are seeing a considerable rise in COVID-19 cases, sparked by the highly contagious Delta variant. Tallahassee and Florida State University are no different. Currently, we are seeing an uptick in the number of […]

Florida Board of Governors honors Thrasher for his exceptional leadership as FSU’s 15th president

The Florida Board of Governors approved a resolution during its regular meeting Wednesday recognizing Florida State University President John Thrasher’s exceptional achievements and service as the university’s 15th president. Syd Kitson, chair of the Board of Governors, thanked Thrasher for keeping students at the forefront of the university’s mission. “I’ve learned a lot from you,” […]

Trustees, special guests celebrate legacy of John and Jean Thrasher

The Florida State University Board of Trustees and special guests celebrated the legacy of President John Thrasher and FSU First Lady Jean Thrasher during a June 16 reception at the University Center Club.   BOT Chairman Ed Burr emceed the event, which included remarks by former BOT chair Allan Bense, Provost Sally McRorie, and Kyle Hill, former student body president. Leon County Commissioner Rick Minor and County Administrator Vince Long also presented a proclamation in President Thrasher’s […]

President John Thrasher: Blueprint’s economic development funds can, should help improve FSU’s Doak

This opinion piece by FSU President John Thrasher was published Sunday, May 23, 2021, in the Tallahassee Democrat. With perhaps the exception of the Florida Capitol, Doak Campbell Stadium is one of the best known landmarks in Tallahassee. This awe-inspiring and immense brick structure currently seats nearly 80,000 fans, while the University Center that surrounds […]

FSU gives 2020 graduates their commencement ‘moment’ with special ceremonies

PHOTO GALLERY It may have come a little later than they expected, but the Class of 2020 gathered Saturday to celebrate their achievement of earning a Florida State University degree with all the pomp and pageantry of commencements past.    The COVID-19 pandemic denied last year’s graduating class the typical send-off but through three separate ceremonies at the […]

MagLab director named to National Academy of Sciences

The director of the Florida State University-headquartered National High Magnetic Field Laboratory has been named a member of the National Academy of Sciences, an esteemed designation that recognizes his distinguished career in physics. Greg Boebinger joins eight current and retired Florida State University faculty as members of a national academy, including current MagLab Chief Scientist […]

Florida Senate recognizes President Thrasher, VP Clark

The Florida Senate recognized Florida State University President John Thrasher during its session Tuesday in honor of his outstanding achievements and service during his tenure as the university’s 15th president.  Sen. Joe Gruters, an FSU alumnus, read the resolution to Thrasher, who served in the Florida Senate from 2009 until he became FSU president in 2014.  “It is […]

Thrasher sends Spring 2021 graduates off with inspiration from his FSU journey 

PHOTO GALLERY: APRIL 23-24 | STORY: APRIL 17-18 | PHOTO GALLERY: APRIL 17-18  Florida State University President John Thrasher urged new graduates to use the knowledge they have gained at FSU to make the world a better place in his commencement address delivered at six in-person ceremonies Friday, April 23, and Saturday, April 24, at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center.  […]

President Thrasher honored by Florida House of Representatives

The Florida House of Representatives recognized Florida State University President John Thrasher during its session Wednesday in honor of his outstanding achievements and service during his tenure as the university’s 15th president. Rep. Demi Busatta Cabrera, an FSU alumna, read the resolution on the House floor to Thrasher, who was located in the gallery due […]

FSU celebrates its resilient students during in-person commencement

Florida State University celebrated its spring graduates during its first in-person commencement ceremonies in more than a year Saturday, April 17, at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center.   The university is holding 11 smaller commencement ceremonies over the course of the next two weekends to allow for proper social distancing for graduates and their guests.   President John Thrasher is presiding over the ceremonies, as well […]

A Message from President Thrasher in Support for Asian, Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities

Dear FSU Family,    As the nation continues to grieve over the shootings in Atlanta that killed eight people, including six women of Asian descent, I want to share my own feelings of anger and sadness about this horrific act of violence. Across the country there has been an alarming increase in the number of violent and xenophobic incidents targeting Asians, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, and I […]