President John Thrasher

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 […]

A Message from President John Thrasher: Condemning Violence in Nation’s Capital

This message to all students, faculty and staff has been approved by John Thrasher, President of Florida State University. Dear FSU Family, Like everyone, I was shocked and deeply disturbed to watch yesterday’s events unfold in our nation’s capital. I strongly condemn this abhorrent display of violence and lawlessness, and as an institution of higher […]

A Message from President John Thrasher: Stay Vigilant against COVID-19

This message to all students, faculty and staff has been approved by John Thrasher, President of Florida State University. Dear FSU Family, Happy New Year and welcome to the spring semester! A new year always brings new hope, and we have many reasons to believe that 2021 will be a positive, productive and successful year […]

Year in Review: FSU’s strength shines throughout challenges of 2020 

• Best Photos of 2020 Florida State University showcased its strength and resilience during a global pandemic in 2020 while continuing to achieve new heights in student success and research initiatives.   FSU ranked among the nation’s Top 20 universities for the second consecutive year, posted a record freshman retention rate, brought in an all-time high of $250 million in research funding and enrolled a record […]

FSU to celebrate Fall 2020 commencement during virtual ceremony Dec. 11

Florida State University will hold a virtual commencement ceremony for its fall graduates Friday, Dec. 11. President John Thrasher will preside over the ceremony, which will be streamed on the university’s website and YouTube channel. The ceremony will begin at 7:30 p.m. ET. Visit commencement.fsu.edu for links. The virtual ceremony will incorporate many of the […]

State of the University: Thrasher reflects on past accomplishments, expresses optimism for FSU’s future 

Florida State University President John Thrasher reflected on the university’s incredible achievements during his six-year tenure as FSU’s 15th president and expressed his excitement for the promise of the future during his final State of the University address. Thrasher delivered the address to the Faculty Senate Wednesday, Dec. 2, before a small, socially distanced audience at the Heritage Museum in Dodd […]

Resilient FSU: University community finishes fall strong, looks forward to spring 

When the global COVID-19 pandemic forced universities across the country to pivot to remote instruction during the spring and summer semesters, the likelihood of resuming face-to-face classes seemed doubtful this fall.   Working with faculty, public health officials and government leaders, college and university administrators — including those at Florida State University — laid out detailed plans on how they would safely bring back students and faculty to campus.   […]

President Thrasher announces new staff appointments

Florida State University President John Thrasher announced key staff appointments during his report to the Board of Trustees Friday. Laurel Fulkerson will serve as interim vice president for Research, succeeding Vice President for Research Gary K. Ostrander, who has been in the position since 2011. Ostrander announced earlier this year his intention to step down […]

A message from President Thrasher: Thanksgiving Break

Dear FSU Family, As we approach Thanksgiving, I want to express my gratitude to you — our students, faculty and staff — for your flexibility, your resilience and your dedication to Florida State University during these unusual times. After an increase of COVID-19 cases on campus in early September, FSU’s positivity rate has remained relatively […]