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A message from President John Thrasher

John Thrasher

President John Thrasher

Welcome to Florida State University! I could not be more proud of FSU’s preeminence or more excited about its future.

As we reflect on the past year, we can cite significant gains in the areas of fundraising, faculty salaries, research and rankings. Our students are among the most academically talented we have ever seen, and we have focused on affording even more students the opportunity to enroll as well as on creating a diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

This year, we have national searches under way for several key positions, including deans for our colleges of business, engineering and law. New leadership in these disciplines offers new opportunities to advance our academic mission.

Most importantly, we are engaging all of the university’s stakeholders in developing a strategic plan that will identify our academic priorities and goals. This process is a critical piece of our ongoing accreditation and will help shape our initiatives for the next five years.

Florida State holds a special place in our hearts because it is unique — well balanced with stunning achievements in both the arts and the sciences, offering the opportunities available at an elite research university but with the personal attention of a much smaller school, a fantastic location in the capital city, championship athletics and so much more.

We already know this is one of the finest universities in the country and, indeed, the world. Working together with a common vision, we will take Florida State to new heights and ensure our graduates have the academic experience of their dreams and the leadership skills they need to change the world.

President John Thrasher