President John Thrasher

Jim Moran Institute recognizes 2017 scholarship recipient

The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship in the Florida State University College of Business recognized student Jamaica Bell as the 2017 Jim Moran Scholar recipient Wednesday evening. Bell was honored during a reception at the Pearl Tyner House at the Florida State Alumni Center. President John Thrasher, Jan Moran, family, friends and College of […]

President’s Advisory Panel membership announced

Florida State University President John Thrasher has announced the members of the President’s Advisory Panel on University Namings and Recognitions. “I want to thank the members of this panel for their willingness to take on this important matter,” Thrasher said. “I expect them to be deliberate, to be thoughtful and to seek input from the […]

FSU pays tribute to President Emeritus Sandy D’Alemberte

Florida State University expressed its love and affection for President Emeritus Talbot “Sandy” D’Alemberte, an iconic leader whose vision and impact raised the university to new heights and touched the lives of Floridians and people around the world.  FSU unveiled a stained-glass window in Dodd Hall Monday in honor of the beloved former president, who led the university from 1994 to 2003. The window, located above the entrance inside Heritage Museum, includes four hand-painted black and white pendants drawn in a pen-and-ink […]

Florida State leaps another five spots in national rankings

U.S. News & World Report Ranks FSU No. 33 Among Public Universities Florida State University has jumped to No. 33 among national public universities in the U.S. News & World Report rankings after moving up five places for the second consecutive year. The rankings appear in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges 2018” guidebook. In two years, FSU […]

DACA: A Message from President John Thrasher

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff, Late last fall, I joined more than 600 higher education leaders across the nation in asking then-President-elect Trump to protect Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. DACA allows some undocumented immigrants who arrived in this country as children to be spared from deportation and makes them eligible for two-year renewable work […]

FSU panel to review campus policies on names and recognitions

Florida State University President John Thrasher announced the creation of a panel of university students, faculty, staff, administrators and alumni to examine and make recommendations on current university policies concerning campus names and markers, including statues and other recognitions. The creation of the panel follows Thrasher’s condemnation of last month’s hateful and violent acts by […]

FSU welcomes the Class of 2021 at New Student Convocation

Incoming students were told they have what it takes to become a success, solve the world’s toughest challenges and create opportunities for a life well-lived, according to keynote speaker Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam at Florida State University’s 2017 New Student Convocation.  Putnam spoke to a crowd of thousands of incoming freshmen at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center Sunday afternoon, a day before fall semester […]

Florida State’s new freshman class is one of biggest, brightest ever

Florida State University will welcome about 42,000 students — including what is expected to be one of the largest incoming freshman classes in university history — as classes begin for the 2017-2018 academic year Monday, Aug. 28. FSU anticipates about 300 more incoming freshmen than last year, an increase in yield following a record number of applications […]

Reflecting on Charlottesville: A Message from FSU President John Thrasher

Dear Campus Community, I am reaching out with a heavy heart after taking some time to reflect on the horrific events that took place in Charlottesville, Va., this past weekend. What happened was a clear display of racism and intimidation by white supremacists, and I condemn these hateful and violent acts. Our thoughts and prayers […]