div.view-content { } a[href^="http://law.fsu.edu"], Florida State University is strong and strong because of incredible students, faculty staff in the traditions that we have, we're gonna get through this. /************ margin:0; His oldest grand-daughter is in high school, so she will be evaluating colleges in the near future. margin:0 0 10px; Two of their three children also graduated from Florida State and Thrasher hopes many of his eight grandchildren will follow the same path. Florida State University a[href^="http://www.law.fsu.edu"], Faculty/Staff .node--type-team-member .field--name-field-hometown .field--label, .page-node-type-rooms .field--name-field-room-name p { font-size: 1.777em; font-style: italic; } font-family: FontAwesome; ************/ John Thrasher should make himself as accessible to Florida State University students as possible. background-color:#f0ff00; On Monday, November 10, 2014, John Thrasher became the first College of Law alumnus to assume the Florida State University presidency. FSU President John Thrasher & wife test positive for COVID-19 cursor: pointer; — President John Thrasher (@FSUPresThrasher) October 6, 2020 Full statement regarding President Thrasher, courtesy of Florida State University News: 4:45 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020 John Thrasher, 76, is tested regularly for the virus, the university said, and he attended a football game on FSU’s campus Saturday while taking “appropriate precautions" after … “Florida State gave me opportunities to achieve my hopes and dreams. ************/ .page-node-type-rooms .side .field--name-field-room-status .field--item {display:inline-block;} He currently serves on the College Football Playoff Board of Managers. 211 Westcott Building FSU President John Thrasher updates the Florida State community with the news that Florida State University soared eight spots to No. John Thrasher became the 15th president of Florida State University in November 2014 following a successful career as a state legislator, businessman, lawyer and lobbyist. If Thrasher’s grandchildren do attend FSU, his work at the university will likely impact them. He also is the recipient of the NASPA Region III President’s Award and the Tallahassee Urban League Legend Award and was named the Tallahassee Democrat’s Person of the Year in 2015. } footer>div.container nav.nav-social a {color:#fff;} “I had to get out and get a job to support my family,” said Thrasher, who graduated from the College of Law in December 1972. “It was a stressful time. I give my wife all the credit for holding us together as a family and all the things she did to help make life as comfortable for us as possible.”. @FSUPresThrasher, © Florida State University a[href^="http://law.fsu.acsitefactory.com"] { During his travels, he has enjoyed meeting many fellow alums who are eager to help him elevate their alma mater. He has also spent the last several months getting to know the staff at Florida State and learning the complexities of the university’s budget. 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Florida State University also operates The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art, the State Art Museum of Florida and one of the largest museum/university complexes in the nation. Thrasher has been visiting cities across Florida during the past few months to spread the word about his goals for Florida State and about all of the wonderful things that are occurring at his beloved university. line-height: 1.1; box-shadow:1px 1px 5px #ddd; /* With just a few months left in his tenure at Florida State University, President John Thrasher on Friday announced a number of staff changes … cursor:auto; Like Childers, John Thrasher was Accused of Racial Insensitivity By Steve Stewart on August 1, 2020 62 Comments Florida State University President John Thrasher, who recently took action against an FSU vendor who was accused of being racially insensitive, faced similar allegations in 2000. ]]>*/, © Florida State University ************/ .path-frontpage .nav.nav-tabs.events>li.active>a, .field.field--name-field-select-recent-publications .field--label { .region-sidebar-first nav .navbar ul.navbar-nav a[href^="/alumni/class-notes/"] {display:none !important;} John E. Thrasher has been a strong supporter of Florida State University for many years. In December, the Thrashers celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. The couple attended the same high school in Jacksonville, but they did not meet until Thrasher was a sophomore at Florida State University. } We have to demonstrate that those dollars are going to be used in an effective way.”, Thrasher points to graduate outcomes– job placement and societal contributions – as evidence of Florida State’s successful use of resources.Â, “Our students are getting good opportunities– particularly our law students – in both the private sector as well as the government sector. 425 W. Jefferson Street As president, Thrasher has focused his efforts on elevating FSU’s reputation as a … a[href^="#pdf"] { a[href^="#pdf"], Although it may seem like his previous experience in politics is vastly different from his work at the university, Thrasher’s core personality traits make him well suited for both worlds. “There are three basic, fundamental things that I have in my DNA,” said Thrasher.Â, “We have to embrace big ideas, we have to not be afraid to measure outcomes – are we doing the right things and accomplishing goals we’ve set, and we’ve got to communicate, to be very transparent.”. Thrasher's first day in office will be Monday, Nov. 10. “So much of our ability to provide the best experience for our students is related to resources and we depend on the Florida Legislature for a great deal of that,” said Thrasher, who was interviewed for this article during the first week of the 2015 legislative session. “We are working hard to let the legislature know that we’re accountable for the resources they provide us and that we’re good stewards of those dollars, but that in order for us to get into the top 25 of public universities, we need their support. John Thrasher, President of Florida State University, and Chief Terri Brown, FSU Police. font-weight: 600; Tallahassee, FL 32306-1470, Phone: 850.644.1085 } In order to retain and obtain quality faculty, we’ve got to be very competitive in terms of salary.”. He was succeeded by the university's provost, Garnett S. Stokes. These young people are just exceptional. #block-views-block-student-teams-block-5 .view-student-teams .col-xs-6.views-row .views-field-field-hometown div { display:inline-block} https://www.news4jax.com/news/local/2020/09/11/fsu-president- [CDATA[/* >div.container>div.row {border-top:1px solid #fbfbfb} His comments came during his last state of the university address earlier this week. .region-sidebar-first .menu li.expanded li.active a.is-active { Florida State University President John Thrasher and his wife tested positive for COVID-19, the university announced Tuesday afternoon. John Thrasher - Florida State University Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare. footer>div.container {border-bottom:1px solid #e5e5e5;} John Thrasher became the 15th president of Florida State University in November 2014 following a successful career as a state legislator, businessman, lawyer and lobbyist. TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — A name change debate over Florida State University's College of Law building will soon go before state leaders. Thrasher has been the university’s president for six years. .region-sidebar-first .navbar li a[href^="http"]:after {font-family:'FontAwesome'; content:"\f08e"; padding-left: .5em;} The Florida Board of Governors has confirmed the selection of state Sen. John Thrasher, a Florida State University alumnus, to serve as the university's 15th president. font-size: 12px; } Thrasher was unanimously elected as the speaker of the Florida House of Representatives in 1998. To have the opportunity is an incredible blessing.”. Home / The President / President John Thrasher. “I’m excited to be at FSU and looking forward to the next several years. It’s all about, how can we move the needle to make the experience for our students even better – not only for the students that are here now, but also for the students in the future. #main-content + .region-content li a, } We Additionally, Thrasher is determined to reach the $1 billion ‘Raise the Torch’ campaign goal that he inherited. #block-views-block-student-teams-block-5 .view-student-teams .col-xs-6.views-row .views-field-field-undergrad span, I got into politics, which gave me a platform to help the university. Rooms #fsu-nav-primary ul li a[href^="/co-curriculars/"], #block-views-block-student-teams-block-5 .view-student-teams .col-xs-6.views-row .views-field-field-undergrad div, .tech-rooms .views-field-field-seating-capacity>span, .tech-rooms .views-field-field-video-conferencing>div, He was a key supporter of legislation that brought funding to the development of FSU’s College of Medicine, and a building at the college is named in his honor. padding-left: 0.5em; In September 2014, Thrasher was appointed by the board of trustees of Florida State University by a vote of 11–2 to become the institution's 15th President. margin:0; /*global*/ Admissions Office: 850-644-3787, FSU Law Accessibility MapLaw Comments or Questions, div {display:inline-block;} background: #f4f4f4 !important; After working in private law practice in Daytona Beach and Tallahassee for several years, Thrasher returned to Jacksonville to serve as general counsel of the Florida Medical Association, a position he held for 20 years. /************ #block-views-block-student-teams-block-5 .view-student-teams .col-xs-6.views-row .views-field-field-area-of-interest span, font-weight: 600; University, Research Center | News & Events | Administration | Make a Gift | Journals and Advocacy Teams | Technology Services. “We got married my senior year and that last semester, I made the best grades I ever made in four years of college; she had a lot to do with my success,” remarked Thrasher. ************/ vertical-align: text-bottom; Thrasher believes those three traits were keys to his success in governmental relations and also will be keys to his presidency. } On April 2, 2014, Eric J. Barron assumed the presidency of Pennsylvania State University after serving as FSU's President for four years. a.icon-accept:before, Fax: 850.644.9936 Born in Columbia, S.C., Thrasher moved to Florida as a child and grew up in Jacksonville. .region-sidebar-first .s3-nv .dropdown-menu .dropdown-menu ul ul ul li a {padding:0.238em .75em 0.238em 6em !important;} He was elected to the Florida Senate in 2009 and subsequently re-elected. .region-sidebar-first nav .navbar .dropdown-menu .dropdown-menu { margin-top:0; } font-family:'FontAwesome'; .event-card #fsuwidgeteventlink { } .path-frontpage .nav.nav-tabs.events { Copyright, Donald J. Weidner Summer for Undergraduates Program, Pave the Way: FSU Law's Student Scholarships Campaign. content:"\f078"; } } Our law school is one of the top ranked in the country; our other schools are doing very well. In his last year as president of Florida State University, John Thrasher reminisced about his school’s achievements, including the establishment of a task force to address racial disparities on campus in response to nationwide injustices against Blacks. } #fsu-nav-primary ul li a[href^="http://www.fsulawreview.com/"], John Thrasher, a Florida State University alumnus and former state legislator, is the university’s 15th president. #block-views-block-student-teams-block-5 .view-student-teams .col-xs-6.views-row .views-field-field-undergrad div, a[href$="pdf"]:before { /************ .page-node-type-rooms .side .field--item { display:inline-block; } We have no tolerance for racism or discrimination on our campus, and we stand together and are here to support all members of our community. } .tech-rooms .views-field-field-technology>span, text-transform: uppercase; .region-sidebar-first .s3-nv .dropdown-menu .dropdown-menu ul li a {padding:0.422em .75em 0.422em 4em !important;} form.views-exposed-form .form--inline .form-type-select .select-wrapper { /************ He and his wife, Jean, have three children and eight grandchildren. .region-sidebar-first .s3-nv .dropdown-menu .dropdown-menu ul ul li a {padding:0.317em .75em 0.317em 5em !important;} display:inline-block; https://www.wesh.com/article/fsu-president-covid-19/34292372 #fsu-nav-primary ul li a[href$="/research-center"], After earning his bachelor’s degree in finance from Florida State, he served in the U.S. Army. Thrasher earned an Army Commendation Medal in Germany and two Bronze Stars for his service in Vietnam before being honorably discharged in 1970. #block-views-block-student-teams-block-5 .view-student-teams .col-xs-6.views-row .views-field-field-hometown div, .node--type-team-member .field--name-field-undergrad .field--label, WCTV’s Michael Hudak spoke to FSU President John Thrasher about the highs and lows during his time in charge of campus in this edition of the Morning Conversation. Questions or Comments, Privacy Policy .node--type-team-member .field--name-field-area-of-interest .field--label { font-weight: bold; } “It was a cultural shock.”. Thrasher was a partner of Southern Strategy Group, a Tallahassee-based governmental relations firm, from 2001 to 2009. He also served as “of counsel” to the Jacksonville law firm of Smith, Hulsey & Busey from 1996 to 2008. .event-card { After graduating, he joined the U.S. Army where he received the Army Commendation Medal in Germany and was awarded two Bronze Stars for his service in Vietnam. #fsu-nav-primary ul li a[href$="/co-curriculars"], .node--type-team-member .field--name-field-hometown div, Homepage .expand-link.collapsed:after { .node--type-team-member .field--name-field-undergrad .field--label:after, font-family:'FontAwesome'; Although he also was working full-time, Thrasher graduated with honors in a little more than two years. You see how gifted and incredible they are. He was honorably discharged as a captain in 1970. } The university President and former House Speaker received a … margin-left: -14px; .page-node-type-rooms .side .field--name-field-room-technology-status .field--item {display:block; padding:0.563em; text-transform:uppercase; background-color: #fdfcfc; font-weight:bold; margin-bottom:1em} Dear FSU Community, Florida State University and the Florida State University Police Department know that you may have concerns regarding possible protests at Florida’s Capitol in the days preceding next week’s presidential inauguration in Washington, D.C. } font-weight: bold; It’s all about making sure that our students have the same opportunities that a lot of us who are alumni had to pursue their hopes and dreams, and to make sure that doors are open for them.”. .tech-rooms .views-field-field-lecture-capture>div, font-weight: bold; .event-list { He also served as chair for the Republican Party of Florida in 2010. } Thrasher, 76, … .strong { .node--type-team-member .field--name-field-hometown .field--label:after, Being president is kind of the culmination of all that. Obviously I thought about it, but never dreamed I’d have the opportunity. #block-views-block-student-teams-block-5 .view-student-teams .col-xs-6.views-row .views-field-field-hometown span, “I’ve had a love for Florida State University for many, many years,” said Thrasher, who obtained his bachelor’s and law degrees from FSU. font-weight:bold; } He served in the Senate until he was named president of FSU in 2014. Class Title (Code): Professor (9001). Links Because he and his wife, Jean, were raising two young children when he started studying law, Thrasher was determined to earn his juris doctor as quickly as possible. } Thrasher grew up on Jacksonville’s west side and attended Robert E. Lee High School. margin-right: -14px; They are people we are proud to have at FSU and proud to send out into the world.”, Faculty salaries also are a top priority– especially ensuring that long-time professors are competitively compensated. “We have had some market issues– the concept is called compression– where we have to bring in younger people at a level almost as close to the same level as some of our senior professors and we’re working on trying to adjust, if you will, the salary equity issue that is out there. .rooms-operational {background-color:#28b463; color:#fff;} } background:#fff; } “I had returned from Vietnam, literally four days before I started law school,” said Thrasher. color: #565554; University: Florida State University. ... A message from Florida State University President John Thrasher - … background-color:#f0ff00; .event-card .start-time { Although still in the early months of his presidency, Thrasher has a clear vision for what he plans to accomplish. His first priority is to lead Florida State into the nation’s top 25 public universities. .page-node-type-rooms .side .field--label { font-weight:bold; display:inline-block } Thrasher’s steadfast support for the university has been extremely impactful. In addition to helping the law school obtain funding for the Advocacy Center when he was a state senator, Thrasher previously served as the first chair of the FSU Board of Trustees. #block-views-block-student-teams-block-5 .view-student-teams .col-xs-6.views-row:nth-child(3n+1){clear:both;} font-weight:bold; padding-bottom:10px; .tech-rooms .views-field-field-seating-capacity>div, } } In addition, he has presided over a $1 billion fundraising campaign, advanced the university’s academic and research mission, championed diversity and inclusion, and welcomed the best and brightest students in the university’s history. display:none; .expand-link { cursor:pointer; } .view-faculty-staff .col-xs-12.col-sm-6:nth-child(3n+1){clear:both;} .region-sidebar-first nav .navbar ul.navbar-nav a[href^="/alumni/class-notes"] .caret {display:none !important;} #block-views-block-student-teams-block-5 .view-student-teams .col-xs-6.views-row .views-field-field-hometown span, Thrasher has received numerous awards in recognition of his leadership and service. footer>div.container nav.nav-social a i {background-color:#782f40;} /* Student Ambassadors */ On March 17, 2015, he was formally confirmed to the position at an in… As printed in the spring 2015 issue of Florida State Law magazine. “I feel a sense of direct responsibility,” said Thrasher. .cursor { display:inline-block; Another goal is to continue to build cutting-edge facilities that will accommodate the university’s growing student body, which is comprised of 42,000 members this year. padding-bottom:0.75em; ************/ } ************/ .path-frontpage .nav.nav-tabs.events>li>a:hover { .region-sidebar-first a[href^="/technology-services/rooms"] + .menu li.active a {background-color: #d5d4d4;} Thrasher’s political career began in 1986 when he was elected to the Clay County School Board where he served as vice chairman, then chairman. footer .s3-w>div.container>div.row.s3-m-10 {margin:0; padding-top: 0.563em; padding-bottom: 0.563em;} .tech-rooms .views-field-field-lecture-capture>span, content:"\f06b"; font-size: 3em;}*/ Florida State University President John Thrasher and his wife, Jean Thrasher, have tested positive for COVID-19. /************ Calendar Legacy ITS Tallahassee, FL 32306, FSU Directory Assistance content: "\f003"; “We’re a little over halfway there, so I’ll be on the road a lot between now and next fall, meeting with potential donors, meeting with friends of the university and alumni, and telling the story about how good Florida State University is. padding-top:0.75em; .node--type-team-member .field--name-field-area-of-interest div { display: inline-block; } John E Thrasher. padding-top:10px; Navigation font-family: FontAwesome; Like everyone, I was shocked and deeply disturbed to watch yesterday’s events unfold in our nation’s capital. & events | Administration | Make a Gift | Journals and Advocacy Teams | Technology Services University, Center! 10, 2014 1992, and Chief Terri Brown, FSU Police degree. 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Florida State University a[href^="http://www.law.fsu.edu"], Faculty/Staff .node--type-team-member .field--name-field-hometown .field--label, .page-node-type-rooms .field--name-field-room-name p { font-size: 1.777em; font-style: italic; } font-family: FontAwesome; ************/ John Thrasher should make himself as accessible to Florida State University students as possible. background-color:#f0ff00; On Monday, November 10, 2014, John Thrasher became the first College of Law alumnus to assume the Florida State University presidency. FSU President John Thrasher & wife test positive for COVID-19 cursor: pointer; — President John Thrasher (@FSUPresThrasher) October 6, 2020 Full statement regarding President Thrasher, courtesy of Florida State University News: 4:45 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020 John Thrasher, 76, is tested regularly for the virus, the university said, and he attended a football game on FSU’s campus Saturday while taking “appropriate precautions" after … “Florida State gave me opportunities to achieve my hopes and dreams. ************/ .page-node-type-rooms .side .field--name-field-room-status .field--item {display:inline-block;} He currently serves on the College Football Playoff Board of Managers. 211 Westcott Building FSU President John Thrasher updates the Florida State community with the news that Florida State University soared eight spots to No. John Thrasher became the 15th president of Florida State University in November 2014 following a successful career as a state legislator, businessman, lawyer and lobbyist. If Thrasher’s grandchildren do attend FSU, his work at the university will likely impact them. He also is the recipient of the NASPA Region III President’s Award and the Tallahassee Urban League Legend Award and was named the Tallahassee Democrat’s Person of the Year in 2015. } footer>div.container nav.nav-social a {color:#fff;} “I had to get out and get a job to support my family,” said Thrasher, who graduated from the College of Law in December 1972. “It was a stressful time. I give my wife all the credit for holding us together as a family and all the things she did to help make life as comfortable for us as possible.”. @FSUPresThrasher, © Florida State University a[href^="http://law.fsu.acsitefactory.com"] { During his travels, he has enjoyed meeting many fellow alums who are eager to help him elevate their alma mater. He has also spent the last several months getting to know the staff at Florida State and learning the complexities of the university’s budget. It's gonna be they're gonna be some bumps on the road. .rooms-notech {background-color:#2C2A29; color:#fff;} } Team Members .node--type-team-member img { margin-bottom:0.75em;} border: none !important; … form.views-exposed-form .form--inline .form-actions button { .page-node-type-rooms .side .field--name-field-room-status .field--item iframe {margin-bottom:0.5em} need to get out and make sure people understand that story.”. .rooms-alert {background-color:#ffd800;} .tech-rooms .views-field-field-video-conferencing>span, [12] Florida State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools as … #block-views-block-student-teams-block-5 .view-student-teams .col-xs-6.views-row .views-field-field-area-of-interest div { padding-left:0.5em} You and I … #block-views-block-student-teams-block-5 .view-student-teams .col-xs-6.views-row .views-field-field-undergrad span, /************ He then became a state representative in 1992, and he was re-elected without opposition in 1994, 1996 and 1998. Florida State University also operates The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art, the State Art Museum of Florida and one of the largest museum/university complexes in the nation. Thrasher has been visiting cities across Florida during the past few months to spread the word about his goals for Florida State and about all of the wonderful things that are occurring at his beloved university. line-height: 1.1; box-shadow:1px 1px 5px #ddd; /* With just a few months left in his tenure at Florida State University, President John Thrasher on Friday announced a number of staff changes … cursor:auto; Like Childers, John Thrasher was Accused of Racial Insensitivity By Steve Stewart on August 1, 2020 62 Comments Florida State University President John Thrasher, who recently took action against an FSU vendor who was accused of being racially insensitive, faced similar allegations in 2000. ]]>*/, © Florida State University ************/ .path-frontpage .nav.nav-tabs.events>li.active>a, .field.field--name-field-select-recent-publications .field--label { .region-sidebar-first nav .navbar ul.navbar-nav a[href^="/alumni/class-notes/"] {display:none !important;} John E. Thrasher has been a strong supporter of Florida State University for many years. In December, the Thrashers celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. The couple attended the same high school in Jacksonville, but they did not meet until Thrasher was a sophomore at Florida State University. } We have to demonstrate that those dollars are going to be used in an effective way.”, Thrasher points to graduate outcomes– job placement and societal contributions – as evidence of Florida State’s successful use of resources.Â, “Our students are getting good opportunities– particularly our law students – in both the private sector as well as the government sector. 425 W. Jefferson Street As president, Thrasher has focused his efforts on elevating FSU’s reputation as a … a[href^="#pdf"] { a[href^="#pdf"], Although it may seem like his previous experience in politics is vastly different from his work at the university, Thrasher’s core personality traits make him well suited for both worlds. “There are three basic, fundamental things that I have in my DNA,” said Thrasher.Â, “We have to embrace big ideas, we have to not be afraid to measure outcomes – are we doing the right things and accomplishing goals we’ve set, and we’ve got to communicate, to be very transparent.”. Thrasher's first day in office will be Monday, Nov. 10. “So much of our ability to provide the best experience for our students is related to resources and we depend on the Florida Legislature for a great deal of that,” said Thrasher, who was interviewed for this article during the first week of the 2015 legislative session. “We are working hard to let the legislature know that we’re accountable for the resources they provide us and that we’re good stewards of those dollars, but that in order for us to get into the top 25 of public universities, we need their support. John Thrasher, President of Florida State University, and Chief Terri Brown, FSU Police. font-weight: 600; Tallahassee, FL 32306-1470, Phone: 850.644.1085 } In order to retain and obtain quality faculty, we’ve got to be very competitive in terms of salary.”. He was succeeded by the university's provost, Garnett S. Stokes. These young people are just exceptional. #block-views-block-student-teams-block-5 .view-student-teams .col-xs-6.views-row .views-field-field-hometown div { display:inline-block} https://www.news4jax.com/news/local/2020/09/11/fsu-president- [CDATA[/* >div.container>div.row {border-top:1px solid #fbfbfb} His comments came during his last state of the university address earlier this week. .region-sidebar-first .menu li.expanded li.active a.is-active { Florida State University President John Thrasher and his wife tested positive for COVID-19, the university announced Tuesday afternoon. John Thrasher - Florida State University Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare. footer>div.container {border-bottom:1px solid #e5e5e5;} John Thrasher became the 15th president of Florida State University in November 2014 following a successful career as a state legislator, businessman, lawyer and lobbyist. TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — A name change debate over Florida State University's College of Law building will soon go before state leaders. Thrasher has been the university’s president for six years. .region-sidebar-first .navbar li a[href^="http"]:after {font-family:'FontAwesome'; content:"\f08e"; padding-left: .5em;} The Florida Board of Governors has confirmed the selection of state Sen. John Thrasher, a Florida State University alumnus, to serve as the university's 15th president. font-size: 12px; } Thrasher was unanimously elected as the speaker of the Florida House of Representatives in 1998. To have the opportunity is an incredible blessing.”. Home / The President / President John Thrasher. “I’m excited to be at FSU and looking forward to the next several years. It’s all about, how can we move the needle to make the experience for our students even better – not only for the students that are here now, but also for the students in the future. #main-content + .region-content li a, } We Additionally, Thrasher is determined to reach the $1 billion ‘Raise the Torch’ campaign goal that he inherited. #block-views-block-student-teams-block-5 .view-student-teams .col-xs-6.views-row .views-field-field-undergrad span, I got into politics, which gave me a platform to help the university. Rooms #fsu-nav-primary ul li a[href^="/co-curriculars/"], #block-views-block-student-teams-block-5 .view-student-teams .col-xs-6.views-row .views-field-field-undergrad div, .tech-rooms .views-field-field-seating-capacity>span, .tech-rooms .views-field-field-video-conferencing>div, He was a key supporter of legislation that brought funding to the development of FSU’s College of Medicine, and a building at the college is named in his honor. padding-left: 0.5em; In September 2014, Thrasher was appointed by the board of trustees of Florida State University by a vote of 11–2 to become the institution's 15th President. margin:0; /*global*/ Admissions Office: 850-644-3787, FSU Law Accessibility MapLaw Comments or Questions, div {display:inline-block;} background: #f4f4f4 !important; After working in private law practice in Daytona Beach and Tallahassee for several years, Thrasher returned to Jacksonville to serve as general counsel of the Florida Medical Association, a position he held for 20 years. /************ #block-views-block-student-teams-block-5 .view-student-teams .col-xs-6.views-row .views-field-field-area-of-interest span, font-weight: 600; University, Research Center | News & Events | Administration | Make a Gift | Journals and Advocacy Teams | Technology Services. “We got married my senior year and that last semester, I made the best grades I ever made in four years of college; she had a lot to do with my success,” remarked Thrasher. ************/ vertical-align: text-bottom; Thrasher believes those three traits were keys to his success in governmental relations and also will be keys to his presidency. } On April 2, 2014, Eric J. Barron assumed the presidency of Pennsylvania State University after serving as FSU's President for four years. a.icon-accept:before, Fax: 850.644.9936 Born in Columbia, S.C., Thrasher moved to Florida as a child and grew up in Jacksonville. .region-sidebar-first .s3-nv .dropdown-menu .dropdown-menu ul ul ul li a {padding:0.238em .75em 0.238em 6em !important;} He was elected to the Florida Senate in 2009 and subsequently re-elected. .region-sidebar-first nav .navbar .dropdown-menu .dropdown-menu { margin-top:0; } font-family:'FontAwesome'; .event-card #fsuwidgeteventlink { } .path-frontpage .nav.nav-tabs.events { Copyright, Donald J. Weidner Summer for Undergraduates Program, Pave the Way: FSU Law's Student Scholarships Campaign. content:"\f078"; } } Our law school is one of the top ranked in the country; our other schools are doing very well. In his last year as president of Florida State University, John Thrasher reminisced about his school’s achievements, including the establishment of a task force to address racial disparities on campus in response to nationwide injustices against Blacks. } #fsu-nav-primary ul li a[href^="http://www.fsulawreview.com/"], John Thrasher, a Florida State University alumnus and former state legislator, is the university’s 15th president. #block-views-block-student-teams-block-5 .view-student-teams .col-xs-6.views-row .views-field-field-undergrad div, a[href$="pdf"]:before { /************ .page-node-type-rooms .side .field--item { display:inline-block; } We have no tolerance for racism or discrimination on our campus, and we stand together and are here to support all members of our community. } .tech-rooms .views-field-field-technology>span, text-transform: uppercase; .region-sidebar-first .s3-nv .dropdown-menu .dropdown-menu ul li a {padding:0.422em .75em 0.422em 4em !important;} form.views-exposed-form .form--inline .form-type-select .select-wrapper { /************ He and his wife, Jean, have three children and eight grandchildren. .region-sidebar-first .s3-nv .dropdown-menu .dropdown-menu ul ul li a {padding:0.317em .75em 0.317em 5em !important;} display:inline-block; https://www.wesh.com/article/fsu-president-covid-19/34292372 #fsu-nav-primary ul li a[href$="/research-center"], After earning his bachelor’s degree in finance from Florida State, he served in the U.S. Army. Thrasher earned an Army Commendation Medal in Germany and two Bronze Stars for his service in Vietnam before being honorably discharged in 1970. #block-views-block-student-teams-block-5 .view-student-teams .col-xs-6.views-row .views-field-field-hometown div, .node--type-team-member .field--name-field-undergrad .field--label, WCTV’s Michael Hudak spoke to FSU President John Thrasher about the highs and lows during his time in charge of campus in this edition of the Morning Conversation. Questions or Comments, Privacy Policy .node--type-team-member .field--name-field-area-of-interest .field--label { font-weight: bold; } “It was a cultural shock.”. Thrasher was a partner of Southern Strategy Group, a Tallahassee-based governmental relations firm, from 2001 to 2009. He also served as “of counsel” to the Jacksonville law firm of Smith, Hulsey & Busey from 1996 to 2008. .event-card { After graduating, he joined the U.S. Army where he received the Army Commendation Medal in Germany and was awarded two Bronze Stars for his service in Vietnam. #fsu-nav-primary ul li a[href$="/co-curriculars"], .node--type-team-member .field--name-field-hometown div, Homepage .expand-link.collapsed:after { .node--type-team-member .field--name-field-undergrad .field--label:after, font-family:'FontAwesome'; Although he also was working full-time, Thrasher graduated with honors in a little more than two years. You see how gifted and incredible they are. He was honorably discharged as a captain in 1970. } The university President and former House Speaker received a … margin-left: -14px; .page-node-type-rooms .side .field--name-field-room-technology-status .field--item {display:block; padding:0.563em; text-transform:uppercase; background-color: #fdfcfc; font-weight:bold; margin-bottom:1em} Dear FSU Community, Florida State University and the Florida State University Police Department know that you may have concerns regarding possible protests at Florida’s Capitol in the days preceding next week’s presidential inauguration in Washington, D.C. } font-weight: bold; It’s all about making sure that our students have the same opportunities that a lot of us who are alumni had to pursue their hopes and dreams, and to make sure that doors are open for them.”. .tech-rooms .views-field-field-lecture-capture>div, font-weight: bold; .event-list { He also served as chair for the Republican Party of Florida in 2010. } Thrasher, 76, … .strong { .node--type-team-member .field--name-field-hometown .field--label:after, Being president is kind of the culmination of all that. Obviously I thought about it, but never dreamed I’d have the opportunity. #block-views-block-student-teams-block-5 .view-student-teams .col-xs-6.views-row .views-field-field-hometown span, “I’ve had a love for Florida State University for many, many years,” said Thrasher, who obtained his bachelor’s and law degrees from FSU. font-weight:bold; } He served in the Senate until he was named president of FSU in 2014. Class Title (Code): Professor (9001). Links Because he and his wife, Jean, were raising two young children when he started studying law, Thrasher was determined to earn his juris doctor as quickly as possible. } Thrasher grew up on Jacksonville’s west side and attended Robert E. Lee High School. margin-right: -14px; They are people we are proud to have at FSU and proud to send out into the world.”, Faculty salaries also are a top priority– especially ensuring that long-time professors are competitively compensated. “We have had some market issues– the concept is called compression– where we have to bring in younger people at a level almost as close to the same level as some of our senior professors and we’re working on trying to adjust, if you will, the salary equity issue that is out there. .rooms-operational {background-color:#28b463; color:#fff;} } background:#fff; } “I had returned from Vietnam, literally four days before I started law school,” said Thrasher. color: #565554; University: Florida State University. ... A message from Florida State University President John Thrasher - … background-color:#f0ff00; .event-card .start-time { Although still in the early months of his presidency, Thrasher has a clear vision for what he plans to accomplish. His first priority is to lead Florida State into the nation’s top 25 public universities. .page-node-type-rooms .side .field--label { font-weight:bold; display:inline-block } Thrasher’s steadfast support for the university has been extremely impactful. In addition to helping the law school obtain funding for the Advocacy Center when he was a state senator, Thrasher previously served as the first chair of the FSU Board of Trustees. #block-views-block-student-teams-block-5 .view-student-teams .col-xs-6.views-row:nth-child(3n+1){clear:both;} font-weight:bold; padding-bottom:10px; .tech-rooms .views-field-field-seating-capacity>div, } } In addition, he has presided over a $1 billion fundraising campaign, advanced the university’s academic and research mission, championed diversity and inclusion, and welcomed the best and brightest students in the university’s history. display:none; .expand-link { cursor:pointer; } .view-faculty-staff .col-xs-12.col-sm-6:nth-child(3n+1){clear:both;} .region-sidebar-first nav .navbar ul.navbar-nav a[href^="/alumni/class-notes"] .caret {display:none !important;} #block-views-block-student-teams-block-5 .view-student-teams .col-xs-6.views-row .views-field-field-hometown span, Thrasher has received numerous awards in recognition of his leadership and service. footer>div.container nav.nav-social a i {background-color:#782f40;} /* Student Ambassadors */ On March 17, 2015, he was formally confirmed to the position at an in… As printed in the spring 2015 issue of Florida State Law magazine. “I feel a sense of direct responsibility,” said Thrasher. .cursor { display:inline-block; Another goal is to continue to build cutting-edge facilities that will accommodate the university’s growing student body, which is comprised of 42,000 members this year. padding-bottom:0.75em; ************/ } ************/ .path-frontpage .nav.nav-tabs.events>li>a:hover { .region-sidebar-first a[href^="/technology-services/rooms"] + .menu li.active a {background-color: #d5d4d4;} Thrasher’s political career began in 1986 when he was elected to the Clay County School Board where he served as vice chairman, then chairman. footer .s3-w>div.container>div.row.s3-m-10 {margin:0; padding-top: 0.563em; padding-bottom: 0.563em;} .tech-rooms .views-field-field-lecture-capture>span, content:"\f06b"; font-size: 3em;}*/ Florida State University President John Thrasher and his wife, Jean Thrasher, have tested positive for COVID-19. /************ Calendar Legacy ITS Tallahassee, FL 32306, FSU Directory Assistance content: "\f003"; “We’re a little over halfway there, so I’ll be on the road a lot between now and next fall, meeting with potential donors, meeting with friends of the university and alumni, and telling the story about how good Florida State University is. padding-top:0.75em; .node--type-team-member .field--name-field-area-of-interest div { display: inline-block; } John E Thrasher. padding-top:10px; Navigation font-family: FontAwesome; Like everyone, I was shocked and deeply disturbed to watch yesterday’s events unfold in our nation’s capital. & events | Administration | Make a Gift | Journals and Advocacy Teams | Technology Services University, Center! 10, 2014 1992, and Chief Terri Brown, FSU Police degree. 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As president, Thrasher has focused his efforts on elevating FSU’s reputation as a preeminent research institution and has led the university to recognition as the 18th best public university in the nation. padding: 0 0.25em; } Above, FSU campus. .event-card #fsuwidgetdatebox abbr { background-color: #dacaa6; a.icon-gift:before, .field.field--name-field-position .field--item { .tech-rooms .views-field-field-technology>div, content:"\f077"; Tallahassee, FL 32306-1601, Administration: 850-644-3400 .path-frontpage .view-featured-stories>div.view-content { } a[href^="http://law.fsu.edu"], Florida State University is strong and strong because of incredible students, faculty staff in the traditions that we have, we're gonna get through this. /************ margin:0; His oldest grand-daughter is in high school, so she will be evaluating colleges in the near future. margin:0 0 10px; Two of their three children also graduated from Florida State and Thrasher hopes many of his eight grandchildren will follow the same path. Florida State University a[href^="http://www.law.fsu.edu"], Faculty/Staff .node--type-team-member .field--name-field-hometown .field--label, .page-node-type-rooms .field--name-field-room-name p { font-size: 1.777em; font-style: italic; } font-family: FontAwesome; ************/ John Thrasher should make himself as accessible to Florida State University students as possible. background-color:#f0ff00; On Monday, November 10, 2014, John Thrasher became the first College of Law alumnus to assume the Florida State University presidency. FSU President John Thrasher & wife test positive for COVID-19 cursor: pointer; — President John Thrasher (@FSUPresThrasher) October 6, 2020 Full statement regarding President Thrasher, courtesy of Florida State University News: 4:45 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020 John Thrasher, 76, is tested regularly for the virus, the university said, and he attended a football game on FSU’s campus Saturday while taking “appropriate precautions" after … “Florida State gave me opportunities to achieve my hopes and dreams. ************/ .page-node-type-rooms .side .field--name-field-room-status .field--item {display:inline-block;} He currently serves on the College Football Playoff Board of Managers. 211 Westcott Building FSU President John Thrasher updates the Florida State community with the news that Florida State University soared eight spots to No. John Thrasher became the 15th president of Florida State University in November 2014 following a successful career as a state legislator, businessman, lawyer and lobbyist. If Thrasher’s grandchildren do attend FSU, his work at the university will likely impact them. He also is the recipient of the NASPA Region III President’s Award and the Tallahassee Urban League Legend Award and was named the Tallahassee Democrat’s Person of the Year in 2015. } footer>div.container nav.nav-social a {color:#fff;} “I had to get out and get a job to support my family,” said Thrasher, who graduated from the College of Law in December 1972. “It was a stressful time. I give my wife all the credit for holding us together as a family and all the things she did to help make life as comfortable for us as possible.”. @FSUPresThrasher, © Florida State University a[href^="http://law.fsu.acsitefactory.com"] { During his travels, he has enjoyed meeting many fellow alums who are eager to help him elevate their alma mater. He has also spent the last several months getting to know the staff at Florida State and learning the complexities of the university’s budget. It's gonna be they're gonna be some bumps on the road. .rooms-notech {background-color:#2C2A29; color:#fff;} } Team Members .node--type-team-member img { margin-bottom:0.75em;} border: none !important; … form.views-exposed-form .form--inline .form-actions button { .page-node-type-rooms .side .field--name-field-room-status .field--item iframe {margin-bottom:0.5em} need to get out and make sure people understand that story.”. .rooms-alert {background-color:#ffd800;} .tech-rooms .views-field-field-video-conferencing>span, [12] Florida State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools as … #block-views-block-student-teams-block-5 .view-student-teams .col-xs-6.views-row .views-field-field-area-of-interest div { padding-left:0.5em} You and I … #block-views-block-student-teams-block-5 .view-student-teams .col-xs-6.views-row .views-field-field-undergrad span, /************ He then became a state representative in 1992, and he was re-elected without opposition in 1994, 1996 and 1998. Florida State University also operates The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art, the State Art Museum of Florida and one of the largest museum/university complexes in the nation. Thrasher has been visiting cities across Florida during the past few months to spread the word about his goals for Florida State and about all of the wonderful things that are occurring at his beloved university. line-height: 1.1; box-shadow:1px 1px 5px #ddd; /* With just a few months left in his tenure at Florida State University, President John Thrasher on Friday announced a number of staff changes … cursor:auto; Like Childers, John Thrasher was Accused of Racial Insensitivity By Steve Stewart on August 1, 2020 62 Comments Florida State University President John Thrasher, who recently took action against an FSU vendor who was accused of being racially insensitive, faced similar allegations in 2000. ]]>*/, © Florida State University ************/ .path-frontpage .nav.nav-tabs.events>li.active>a, .field.field--name-field-select-recent-publications .field--label { .region-sidebar-first nav .navbar ul.navbar-nav a[href^="/alumni/class-notes/"] {display:none !important;} John E. Thrasher has been a strong supporter of Florida State University for many years. In December, the Thrashers celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. The couple attended the same high school in Jacksonville, but they did not meet until Thrasher was a sophomore at Florida State University. } We have to demonstrate that those dollars are going to be used in an effective way.”, Thrasher points to graduate outcomes– job placement and societal contributions – as evidence of Florida State’s successful use of resources.Â, “Our students are getting good opportunities– particularly our law students – in both the private sector as well as the government sector. 425 W. Jefferson Street As president, Thrasher has focused his efforts on elevating FSU’s reputation as a … a[href^="#pdf"] { a[href^="#pdf"], Although it may seem like his previous experience in politics is vastly different from his work at the university, Thrasher’s core personality traits make him well suited for both worlds. “There are three basic, fundamental things that I have in my DNA,” said Thrasher.Â, “We have to embrace big ideas, we have to not be afraid to measure outcomes – are we doing the right things and accomplishing goals we’ve set, and we’ve got to communicate, to be very transparent.”. Thrasher's first day in office will be Monday, Nov. 10. “So much of our ability to provide the best experience for our students is related to resources and we depend on the Florida Legislature for a great deal of that,” said Thrasher, who was interviewed for this article during the first week of the 2015 legislative session. “We are working hard to let the legislature know that we’re accountable for the resources they provide us and that we’re good stewards of those dollars, but that in order for us to get into the top 25 of public universities, we need their support. John Thrasher, President of Florida State University, and Chief Terri Brown, FSU Police. font-weight: 600; Tallahassee, FL 32306-1470, Phone: 850.644.1085 } In order to retain and obtain quality faculty, we’ve got to be very competitive in terms of salary.”. He was succeeded by the university's provost, Garnett S. Stokes. These young people are just exceptional. #block-views-block-student-teams-block-5 .view-student-teams .col-xs-6.views-row .views-field-field-hometown div { display:inline-block} https://www.news4jax.com/news/local/2020/09/11/fsu-president- [CDATA[/* >div.container>div.row {border-top:1px solid #fbfbfb} His comments came during his last state of the university address earlier this week. .region-sidebar-first .menu li.expanded li.active a.is-active { Florida State University President John Thrasher and his wife tested positive for COVID-19, the university announced Tuesday afternoon. John Thrasher - Florida State University Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare. footer>div.container {border-bottom:1px solid #e5e5e5;} John Thrasher became the 15th president of Florida State University in November 2014 following a successful career as a state legislator, businessman, lawyer and lobbyist. TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — A name change debate over Florida State University's College of Law building will soon go before state leaders. Thrasher has been the university’s president for six years. .region-sidebar-first .navbar li a[href^="http"]:after {font-family:'FontAwesome'; content:"\f08e"; padding-left: .5em;} The Florida Board of Governors has confirmed the selection of state Sen. John Thrasher, a Florida State University alumnus, to serve as the university's 15th president. font-size: 12px; } Thrasher was unanimously elected as the speaker of the Florida House of Representatives in 1998. To have the opportunity is an incredible blessing.”. Home / The President / President John Thrasher. “I’m excited to be at FSU and looking forward to the next several years. It’s all about, how can we move the needle to make the experience for our students even better – not only for the students that are here now, but also for the students in the future. #main-content + .region-content li a, } We Additionally, Thrasher is determined to reach the $1 billion ‘Raise the Torch’ campaign goal that he inherited. #block-views-block-student-teams-block-5 .view-student-teams .col-xs-6.views-row .views-field-field-undergrad span, I got into politics, which gave me a platform to help the university. Rooms #fsu-nav-primary ul li a[href^="/co-curriculars/"], #block-views-block-student-teams-block-5 .view-student-teams .col-xs-6.views-row .views-field-field-undergrad div, .tech-rooms .views-field-field-seating-capacity>span, .tech-rooms .views-field-field-video-conferencing>div, He was a key supporter of legislation that brought funding to the development of FSU’s College of Medicine, and a building at the college is named in his honor. padding-left: 0.5em; In September 2014, Thrasher was appointed by the board of trustees of Florida State University by a vote of 11–2 to become the institution's 15th President. margin:0; /*global*/ Admissions Office: 850-644-3787, FSU Law Accessibility MapLaw Comments or Questions, div {display:inline-block;} background: #f4f4f4 !important; After working in private law practice in Daytona Beach and Tallahassee for several years, Thrasher returned to Jacksonville to serve as general counsel of the Florida Medical Association, a position he held for 20 years. /************ #block-views-block-student-teams-block-5 .view-student-teams .col-xs-6.views-row .views-field-field-area-of-interest span, font-weight: 600; University, Research Center | News & Events | Administration | Make a Gift | Journals and Advocacy Teams | Technology Services. “We got married my senior year and that last semester, I made the best grades I ever made in four years of college; she had a lot to do with my success,” remarked Thrasher. ************/ vertical-align: text-bottom; Thrasher believes those three traits were keys to his success in governmental relations and also will be keys to his presidency. } On April 2, 2014, Eric J. Barron assumed the presidency of Pennsylvania State University after serving as FSU's President for four years. a.icon-accept:before, Fax: 850.644.9936 Born in Columbia, S.C., Thrasher moved to Florida as a child and grew up in Jacksonville. .region-sidebar-first .s3-nv .dropdown-menu .dropdown-menu ul ul ul li a {padding:0.238em .75em 0.238em 6em !important;} He was elected to the Florida Senate in 2009 and subsequently re-elected. .region-sidebar-first nav .navbar .dropdown-menu .dropdown-menu { margin-top:0; } font-family:'FontAwesome'; .event-card #fsuwidgeteventlink { } .path-frontpage .nav.nav-tabs.events { Copyright, Donald J. Weidner Summer for Undergraduates Program, Pave the Way: FSU Law's Student Scholarships Campaign. content:"\f078"; } } Our law school is one of the top ranked in the country; our other schools are doing very well. In his last year as president of Florida State University, John Thrasher reminisced about his school’s achievements, including the establishment of a task force to address racial disparities on campus in response to nationwide injustices against Blacks. } #fsu-nav-primary ul li a[href^="http://www.fsulawreview.com/"], John Thrasher, a Florida State University alumnus and former state legislator, is the university’s 15th president. #block-views-block-student-teams-block-5 .view-student-teams .col-xs-6.views-row .views-field-field-undergrad div, a[href$="pdf"]:before { /************ .page-node-type-rooms .side .field--item { display:inline-block; } We have no tolerance for racism or discrimination on our campus, and we stand together and are here to support all members of our community. } .tech-rooms .views-field-field-technology>span, text-transform: uppercase; .region-sidebar-first .s3-nv .dropdown-menu .dropdown-menu ul li a {padding:0.422em .75em 0.422em 4em !important;} form.views-exposed-form .form--inline .form-type-select .select-wrapper { /************ He and his wife, Jean, have three children and eight grandchildren. .region-sidebar-first .s3-nv .dropdown-menu .dropdown-menu ul ul li a {padding:0.317em .75em 0.317em 5em !important;} display:inline-block; https://www.wesh.com/article/fsu-president-covid-19/34292372 #fsu-nav-primary ul li a[href$="/research-center"], After earning his bachelor’s degree in finance from Florida State, he served in the U.S. Army. Thrasher earned an Army Commendation Medal in Germany and two Bronze Stars for his service in Vietnam before being honorably discharged in 1970. #block-views-block-student-teams-block-5 .view-student-teams .col-xs-6.views-row .views-field-field-hometown div, .node--type-team-member .field--name-field-undergrad .field--label, WCTV’s Michael Hudak spoke to FSU President John Thrasher about the highs and lows during his time in charge of campus in this edition of the Morning Conversation. Questions or Comments, Privacy Policy .node--type-team-member .field--name-field-area-of-interest .field--label { font-weight: bold; } “It was a cultural shock.”. Thrasher was a partner of Southern Strategy Group, a Tallahassee-based governmental relations firm, from 2001 to 2009. He also served as “of counsel” to the Jacksonville law firm of Smith, Hulsey & Busey from 1996 to 2008. .event-card { After graduating, he joined the U.S. Army where he received the Army Commendation Medal in Germany and was awarded two Bronze Stars for his service in Vietnam. #fsu-nav-primary ul li a[href$="/co-curriculars"], .node--type-team-member .field--name-field-hometown div, Homepage .expand-link.collapsed:after { .node--type-team-member .field--name-field-undergrad .field--label:after, font-family:'FontAwesome'; Although he also was working full-time, Thrasher graduated with honors in a little more than two years. You see how gifted and incredible they are. He was honorably discharged as a captain in 1970. } The university President and former House Speaker received a … margin-left: -14px; .page-node-type-rooms .side .field--name-field-room-technology-status .field--item {display:block; padding:0.563em; text-transform:uppercase; background-color: #fdfcfc; font-weight:bold; margin-bottom:1em} Dear FSU Community, Florida State University and the Florida State University Police Department know that you may have concerns regarding possible protests at Florida’s Capitol in the days preceding next week’s presidential inauguration in Washington, D.C. } font-weight: bold; It’s all about making sure that our students have the same opportunities that a lot of us who are alumni had to pursue their hopes and dreams, and to make sure that doors are open for them.”. .tech-rooms .views-field-field-lecture-capture>div, font-weight: bold; .event-list { He also served as chair for the Republican Party of Florida in 2010. } Thrasher, 76, … .strong { .node--type-team-member .field--name-field-hometown .field--label:after, Being president is kind of the culmination of all that. Obviously I thought about it, but never dreamed I’d have the opportunity. #block-views-block-student-teams-block-5 .view-student-teams .col-xs-6.views-row .views-field-field-hometown span, “I’ve had a love for Florida State University for many, many years,” said Thrasher, who obtained his bachelor’s and law degrees from FSU. font-weight:bold; } He served in the Senate until he was named president of FSU in 2014. Class Title (Code): Professor (9001). Links Because he and his wife, Jean, were raising two young children when he started studying law, Thrasher was determined to earn his juris doctor as quickly as possible. } Thrasher grew up on Jacksonville’s west side and attended Robert E. Lee High School. margin-right: -14px; They are people we are proud to have at FSU and proud to send out into the world.”, Faculty salaries also are a top priority– especially ensuring that long-time professors are competitively compensated. “We have had some market issues– the concept is called compression– where we have to bring in younger people at a level almost as close to the same level as some of our senior professors and we’re working on trying to adjust, if you will, the salary equity issue that is out there. .rooms-operational {background-color:#28b463; color:#fff;} } background:#fff; } “I had returned from Vietnam, literally four days before I started law school,” said Thrasher. color: #565554; University: Florida State University. ... A message from Florida State University President John Thrasher - … background-color:#f0ff00; .event-card .start-time { Although still in the early months of his presidency, Thrasher has a clear vision for what he plans to accomplish. His first priority is to lead Florida State into the nation’s top 25 public universities. .page-node-type-rooms .side .field--label { font-weight:bold; display:inline-block } Thrasher’s steadfast support for the university has been extremely impactful. In addition to helping the law school obtain funding for the Advocacy Center when he was a state senator, Thrasher previously served as the first chair of the FSU Board of Trustees. #block-views-block-student-teams-block-5 .view-student-teams .col-xs-6.views-row:nth-child(3n+1){clear:both;} font-weight:bold; padding-bottom:10px; .tech-rooms .views-field-field-seating-capacity>div, } } In addition, he has presided over a $1 billion fundraising campaign, advanced the university’s academic and research mission, championed diversity and inclusion, and welcomed the best and brightest students in the university’s history. display:none; .expand-link { cursor:pointer; } .view-faculty-staff .col-xs-12.col-sm-6:nth-child(3n+1){clear:both;} .region-sidebar-first nav .navbar ul.navbar-nav a[href^="/alumni/class-notes"] .caret {display:none !important;} #block-views-block-student-teams-block-5 .view-student-teams .col-xs-6.views-row .views-field-field-hometown span, Thrasher has received numerous awards in recognition of his leadership and service. footer>div.container nav.nav-social a i {background-color:#782f40;} /* Student Ambassadors */ On March 17, 2015, he was formally confirmed to the position at an in… As printed in the spring 2015 issue of Florida State Law magazine. “I feel a sense of direct responsibility,” said Thrasher. .cursor { display:inline-block; Another goal is to continue to build cutting-edge facilities that will accommodate the university’s growing student body, which is comprised of 42,000 members this year. padding-bottom:0.75em; ************/ } ************/ .path-frontpage .nav.nav-tabs.events>li>a:hover { .region-sidebar-first a[href^="/technology-services/rooms"] + .menu li.active a {background-color: #d5d4d4;} Thrasher’s political career began in 1986 when he was elected to the Clay County School Board where he served as vice chairman, then chairman. footer .s3-w>div.container>div.row.s3-m-10 {margin:0; padding-top: 0.563em; padding-bottom: 0.563em;} .tech-rooms .views-field-field-lecture-capture>span, content:"\f06b"; font-size: 3em;}*/ Florida State University President John Thrasher and his wife, Jean Thrasher, have tested positive for COVID-19. /************ Calendar Legacy ITS Tallahassee, FL 32306, FSU Directory Assistance content: "\f003"; “We’re a little over halfway there, so I’ll be on the road a lot between now and next fall, meeting with potential donors, meeting with friends of the university and alumni, and telling the story about how good Florida State University is. padding-top:0.75em; .node--type-team-member .field--name-field-area-of-interest div { display: inline-block; } John E Thrasher. padding-top:10px; Navigation font-family: FontAwesome; Like everyone, I was shocked and deeply disturbed to watch yesterday’s events unfold in our nation’s capital. & events | Administration | Make a Gift | Journals and Advocacy Teams | Technology Services University, Center! 10, 2014 1992, and Chief Terri Brown, FSU Police degree. 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