President Richard McCullough

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 […]

Riley to serve as Interim Vice President for Research

Florida State University President Richard McCullough has appointed Mark Riley to serve as Interim Vice President for Research. Riley replaces outgoing Interim Vice President for Research Laurel Fulkerson, who is retiring on April 1. Fulkerson has served in the role since January 2021, following a distinguished career as a professor of classics and administrator. Riley […]

FSU Faculty Senate bestows Torch Awards

Florida State University’s Faculty Senate honored members of the university community with Torch Awards for their commitment to academic excellence during a March 3 ceremony at the Augustus B. Turnbull III Florida State Conference Center. Both the 2021 and 2020 Torch Award recipients were recognized at the ceremony. President Richard McCullough expressed his gratitude to […]

The Big Story: February 28, 2022

Florida State University celebrated the inauguration of its 16th president, Richard D. McCullough, with a formal investiture ceremony Friday, Feb. 25. McCullough delivered his inaugural address inside Ruby Diamond Concert Hall before a crowd that included family, friends, city and state officials and academic luminaries from universities across the country. Read more …

An eye on the future: FSU, higher ed leaders examine issues transforming universities

With Florida State University celebrating the inauguration of its 16th president, a panel of higher education leaders gathered to consider the challenges and opportunities facing universities and the critical need for a liberal arts education to help solve 21st-century questions. FSU President Richard McCullough moderated the discussion during “The President’s Symposium: The Future of Higher […]