State of the University

McCullough sets sights on Top 15 ranking in first State of the University address  

While delivering his first State of the University address Wednesday, Florida State University President Richard McCullough reflected on successes of the recent past and laid out a bold vision for the university’s future. “We, as a university, are competitive and continue to strive more and more toward excellence,” McCullough said. “That competitive spirit that we […]

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 […]

State of the University: Thrasher applauds FSU’s culture of excellence

Florida State University students, faculty and staff are achieving at the highest levels, according to President John Thrasher, who presented his annual State of the University address to the Faculty Senate on Wednesday, Dec. 4. Thrasher said a culture of excellence is the reason why Florida State is now recognized as the 18th best public […]

State of the University: FSU builds on rising reputation as it looks to future

Florida State University demonstrated its enduring strength during a year of remarkable tragedy and triumph, according to President John Thrasher, who presented his annual State of the University address to the Faculty Senate on Wednesday, Dec. 5. While the university was profoundly affected by the impact of Hurricane Michael and a shooting at a local […]

President Thrasher says Top 25 goals are within reach

After a year of unprecedented success, President John Thrasher urged the Florida State University community to continue moving forward as it looks toward the future. Thrasher delivered his annual State of the University address to the Faculty Senate on Wednesday, Dec. 6, just hours after introducing Willie Taggart as the Seminoles’ new football coach. Taggart […]

President Thrasher charts FSU’s course for the future

Florida State University’s accomplishments in 2016 have set FSU on a path to reach its goal of becoming a Top 25 public university, according to President John Thrasher. The university posted a record fundraising year, including a $100 million gift from Jan Moran and the Jim Moran Foundation, rose five places in the U.S. News […]