President John Thrasher

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 […]

FSU honors William T. Hold with honorary doctoral degree

Florida State University awarded an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree Thursday, March 11, to alumnus and insurance industry trailblazer William T. Hold. FSU President John Thrasher presided over the small, socially distanced ceremony held at the FSU President’s house. Thrasher said that, while the COVID-19 pandemic forced a smaller ceremony, he was thrilled to honor Hold.  “It […]

FSU invites 2020 graduates back to campus for in-person commencement

Read President Thrasher’s full letter to 2020 graduates! Florida State University will hold in-person commencement ceremonies for its 2020 graduates, President John Thrasher announced Wednesday.  “I know it was disappointing that we were not able to hold in-person commencement over the past year, and we have been waiting for the right time to honor you with a proper ceremony,” Thrasher wrote in a […]

An Invitation to the FSU Class of 2020 for In-Person Commencement

Dear 2020 Graduates, We’ve all faced extraordinary challenges over the past year because of the pandemic, and I’m so proud of you for persevering through these difficult times and earning your Florida State University degrees. I know it was disappointing that we were not able to hold in-person commencement over the past year, and we […]

A roadmap to success: FSU reaping rewards of strategic plan

FSU’s Roadmap to Success Starts with its Strategic Goals Goal I: Entrepreneurship and Innovation (E&I) ‘Design Thinking’ sparks innovative spirit of FSU students Goal II: Academic and Research Excellence FSU invests in interdisciplinary research to meet future challenges Goal III: Diversity and Inclusion FSU launches ‘Diversity Talks’ podcast Goal IV-V: Student Success Student success is […]

President Thrasher responds to recommendations from Anti-Racism Task Force

Florida State University President John Thrasher has responded to the recommendations submitted to him by members of the President’s Task Force on Anti-Racism, Equity and Inclusion in December.  He announced his decisions in a letter sent today to Professor Maxine Montgomery, chair of the task force, and its members.   “You have addressed difficult issues that are critical to moving our university forward, and I was pleased […]

FSU administers first round of vaccines to 65-plus population

Florida State University began administering the first round of COVID-19 vaccines to faculty, staff and students age 65 and older Wednesday in its continued efforts to mitigate the virus. Through a partnership with the Florida Department of Health in Leon County, FSU is now offering the vaccination to the university’s 65 and older population. The […]