The Florida State University Board of Trustees announces the national search for the 15th president of Florida State University – one of the nation's top research institutions and a preeminent university as designated by the Florida Legislature.

This site will be updated as the Board determines the parameters and timeline for the national search process.

We encourage the university community and the public to use this site to provide feedback and to view updates and information related to the search.

A message from the Search Committee Chairman


Latest Update (September 16, 2014)

Forum Schedule

As a result of emergency surgery for a detached retina, Dr. Michael V. Martin cannot attend the on-campus forums scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 17. Every effort is being made to reschedule the forums. Updates will be provided as information becomes available.

All forums will be held in the Augustus B. Turnbull III Florida State Conference Center, 555 West Pensacola Street, Tallahassee, Florida.

Forum attendees will have an opportunity to provide candidate feedback via electronic survey. The survey link for each candidate will be posted the morning of that candidate's interview. All feedback must be provided no later than Friday, September 19 at 11:00 p.m. in order to be considered.

Forum Surveys

John E. Thrasher

Survey

Michele G. Wheatly

Survey

Michael V. Martin

Richard Marchase

Survey available Fri., Sept. 19 at 9:00 am

Staff Forum

Mon., Sept. 15

John E. Thrasher
9:30 am-10:45 am
Room 208

Tues., Sept. 16

Michele G. Wheatly
9:30 am-10:45 am
Room 208

Wed., Sept. 17

Michael V. Martin
To Be Rescheduled

Fri., Sept. 19

Richard Marchase
9:30 am-10:45 am
Room 208

Faculty Forum

Mon., Sept. 15

John E. Thrasher
1:30 pm-2:45 pm
Room 208

Tues., Sept. 16

Michele G. Wheatly
1:30 pm-2:45 pm
Room 208

Wed., Sept. 17

Michael V. Martin
To Be Rescheduled

Fri., Sept. 19

Richard Marchase
1:30 pm-2:45 pm
Room 208

Student Forum

Mon., Sept. 15

John E. Thrasher
3:00 pm-4:15 pm
Room 208

Tues., Sept. 16

Michele G. Wheatly
3:00 pm-4:15 pm
Room 208

Wed., Sept. 17

Michael V. Martin
To Be Rescheduled

Fri., Sept. 19

Richard Marchase
3:00 pm-4:15 pm
Room 208

Campus/Community Reception

Mon., Sept. 15

John E. Thrasher
4:30 pm-5:30 pm
Room 208

Tues., Sept. 16

Michele G. Wheatly
4:30 pm-5:30 pm
2nd floor Atrium

Wed., Sept. 17

Michael V. Martin
To Be Rescheduled

Fri., Sept. 19

Richard Marchase
4:30 pm-5:30 pm
2nd floor Atrium

OPEN FORUMS TO BE HELD FOR PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES

September 9, 2014

Forums scheduled for Sept. 15-19

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State University’s Presidential Search Advisory Committee (PSAC) invited four candidates to meet with university stakeholders beginning Monday, Sept. 15.

The four candidates selected are:

  • Richard Marchase – Vice President for Research and Economic Development at University of Alabama at Birmingham, Cover Letter, CV
  • Michael V. Martin – Chancellor of the Colorado State University System, Cover Letter, CV
  • John E. Thrasher – State Senator of Florida, Cover Letter, CV
  • Michele G. Wheatly – Former Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs at West Virginia University, Cover Letter, CV

The four candidates will participate in a series of open forums on campus with faculty, students, staff and community groups. The forums are open to all members of each constituent group. Individuals attending forums will be asked to provide feedback to the PSAC by way of candidate evaluation forms due Friday, Sept. 19.

The order of candidate open forums will be determined based on travel considerations and candidate availability. Dates, times and locations will be made available on the presidential search website, presidentialsearch.fsu.edu, as soon as those details are finalized.

The PSAC conducted 70-minute preliminary interviews with 11 candidates for university president Sept. 8-9. Immediately following the conclusion of those interviews, the committee selected the four to participate in the forums after an extensive discussion.

Following the open forums, the PSAC is scheduled to meet for the final time Monday, Sept. 22, to discuss and recommend no fewer than three finalists for consideration by the Florida State University Board of Trustees. The trustees will interview each recommended finalist on Tuesday, Sept. 23, before meeting to discuss and select the next president of Florida State University.

PRESIDENTIAL SEARCH ADVISORY COMMITTEE APPROVES SEARCH SCHEDULE

Application Deadline Sept. 2

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida State University's Presidential Search Advisory Committee unanimously approved today the schedule to produce finalists for the university's Board of Trustees' consideration before the end of September.

The schedule outlines currently anticipated dates for the application deadline, selection of finalists and on-campus interviews in the recruitment of the next president of Florida State University.

The schedule is:

  • Sept. 2 – Application deadline
  • Sept. 5 – Presidential Search Advisory Committee (PSAC) conference call meeting to discuss candidates and select finalists.
    10:00 am – 2:00 pm in room 108, Augustus B. Turnbull III Conference Center, 555 West Pensacola Street, Tallahassee, FL
    Meeting Agenda, Webcast
  • Sept. 8 & 9 – PSAC conducts initial interviews with selected candidates
  • Sept. 15-18 – Campus hosts candidates for extensive on-campus interviews
  • Sept. 19 – Campus feedback due
  • Sept. 22 – PSAC meeting
  • Sept. 23 – FSU Board of Trustees meeting

The search committee will retain all applications for the position received to date.

The meeting also included a public comment period.

The committee met in room 208 of the Augustus B. Turnbull III Conference Center, 555 W. Pensacola St., Tallahassee, Fla.