State of the University

State of the University Address 2008

October 2008 Florida State President T.K. Wetherell delivered what he called a “fireside chat” about the state of the world, the state of Florida and the state of Florida State University during the Fall Meeting of the General Faculty October 31 in the auditorium of the College of Medicine. Ranging from economics and finance to […]

State of the University Address 2006

Good afternoon. It was a little over three years ago, with the change in administration, that Florida State University’s Board of Trustees committed itself and made it a prerequisite of the new administration to develop a plan of action to raise the academic stature of this institution. The Board of Trustees acknowledged that Florida State […]

State of the University Address 2001

In 1993, when I was a candidate for the presidency, I was scheduled to be interviewed by the faculty Council for Research and Creativity. I approached this meeting with some sense of misgiving. After all, my experience with scientists was principally as a lawyer, called on to cross-examine expert witnesses, and I lacked the confidence […]