President Richard McCullough

International Education Month: FSU celebrates Fulbright students and scholars

Florida State University President Richard McCullough recognized students and faculty who received a Fulbright award during a reception on Tuesday, Nov. 15, at Dodd Hall.  The event was part of International Education Month, which FSU celebrates throughout November. Fulbrights are among the world’s most widely recognized and prestigious scholarships and grants, and FSU has been […]

FSU Presidential Scholars Program poised to double in size, inspire more life-changing opportunities

One minute, you’re studying brain waves in a Florida State University professor’s lab; the next, you’re presenting research about prefrontal cortex neurons to one of the world’s most famous couples. That’s the story of FSU alumna Olivia Rose, who credits her FSU education and involvement in the Presidential Scholars Program for igniting her love of […]

‘When the magic happens’: FSU Hispanic/Latinx Cultural Celebration embraces authenticity, belonging

Filmmaker Denise Soler Cox urged Florida State University students to embrace who they are, in both words and actions.   “I want to invite you to tell the truth, be your authentic self,” she said. “Why? Because that’s when the magic happens. That’s where transformation lives.”   Soler Cox made her comments at FSU’s Student Life Cinema […]

First-year momentum: McCullough charts FSU’s bold path forward

Florida State University President Richard McCullough arrived on campus in August 2021 with a bold vision of leading one of the top public universities in the nation to even greater heights. Inspired by FSU’s rapid rise in the national academic rankings, commitment to student success, and role as an engine of economic opportunity and social […]

Summer commencement speaker trumpets power ‘to change the world’

Melanie Griffin implored graduating Florida State University students to embrace their “power to overwhelm” through consideration of others, confidence in themselves and devotion to a career that “brings you joy and passion in how you’re going to change the world.” Griffin, a triple graduate of Florida State University and the secretary of the Florida Department […]

Charting a Bold Path Forward

Florida State University’s new president is implementing ambitious strategies to take the fast-rising, Top 20 public university even higher. Florida State University President Richard McCullough arrived on campus in August 2021 with a bold vision of leading one of the top public universities in the nation to even greater heights. An academic leader, innovator and […]

A Message from President McCullough on the 2021-2022 Academic Year

This message to all students, faculty and staff has been approved by President Richard McCullough. Dear Members of the Florida State University Community, Now that we have concluded the academic year — my first as president of Florida State University — I want to thank the students, faculty, staff and alumni for your hard work […]