Provost Sally McRorie

FSU provost selected to lead pair of academic boards

Florida State University Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Sally McRorie has been selected to leadership positions of two academic boards. McRorie is serving as president of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) and as chair of the Faculty Advisory Board for the University Press of Florida. “It’s an […]

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 […]

FSU announces new dean of the College of Music

Florida State University Provost Sally McRorie announced that Todd Queen has been named dean of the College of Music. He will start in the role Jan. 11, 2021. Queen currently serves as dean of the Louisiana State University College of Music & Dramatic Arts. He will succeed Patricia Flowers, who returned to the FSU College […]

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.   […]

FSU’s record first-year student retention rate places among Top 15 nationally

Innovative campus-wide efforts nearly eliminate retention disparities among undergraduates Florida State University is retaining first-year students at a record rate, according to the most recent data reported to the Florida Board of Governors. Ninety-five percent of FSU’s first-time-in-college students who enrolled in Summer/Fall 2019 stayed for their sophomore year — a record for the university. […]

Florida State retains Top 20 status in U.S. News rankings, advances in several key metrics

Florida State University retained its place in the Top 20 among national public universities in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings, while improving in several key measures considered in the publication’s methodology.  FSU is No. 19 on the list, marking the second consecutive year that the university placed in the Top 20. The rankings appear in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges 2021” guidebook.  “Our continued recognition as one of […]

Hamilton urges hard work, unity in address to 2020 summer graduates  

While the nation grapples with both a global pandemic and social unrest, Florida State University men’s basketball head coach Leonard Hamilton urged summer graduates to put in the extra effort, learn how to communicate with others, and be part of the solution.  Hamilton delivered the commencement address at Friday’s virtual commencement ceremony. President John Thrasher presided over the ceremony, which took place at […]

A Message from Provost Sally McRorie to International Students Regarding Federal Immigration Guidelines

This message to all international students has been approved by Dr. Sally McRorie, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs. Dear FSU Student, I truly hope you are doing well during these difficult times. You likely have heard the recent news about studying as an international student at FSU. I am reaching out to […]

FSU Assistant Provost expands role as Dean of Undergraduate Studies

Florida State University Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Sally McRorie has appointed Assistant Provost Joe O’Shea as the new dean of the Division of Undergraduate Studies, effective May 20. O’Shea succeeds Dean Karen Laughlin, who passed away earlier this month. An FSU alumnus, O’Shea has served as assistant provost since 2016, where […]

FSU, Mayo Clinic collaborate on medical innovation, attracting top biomedical talent

Florida State University President John Thrasher and representatives from Mayo Clinic in Florida signed a multifaceted agreement Tuesday in Jacksonville to attract and retain top talent in the biomedical field. The collaborative education efforts will focus on medical innovation and promote a market-driven approach to create a highly trained workforce focused on taking medical technology […]

Florida State’s student success practices a model for the nation

Florida State University’s student success initiatives are showcased as a national model for increasing completion rates and reducing inequities in a video released by the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. The video highlighting FSU is one of three videos focused on the national priorities set forth by the Academy’s Commission on the Future of […]

FSU students use resilience training for global impact

Florida State University launched the Student Resilience Project just last year, but its impact is already long-lasting and wide-ranging. The online toolkit, which teaches students stress reduction techniques and coping skills and provides an interactive platform for learning how to heal from trauma and improve mental health, started as a required course for new FSU […]