State of the University

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 […]