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Florida State University To Begin Searching For New President

FSU President John Thrasher is looking to retire. In a statement, Thrasher says he looks toward a future where he can focus on his family and pursue other interests
FSU President John Thrasher is looking to retire. In a statement, Thrasher says he looks toward a future where he can focus on his family and pursue other interests

Florida State University Board of Trustees will begin searching for another president to replace John Thrasher.

Florida State University will soon begin searching for a new president.

Current President John Thrasher will continue in the position until a replacement takes over.

FSU Board of Trustees Chairman Ed Burr says the board is starting the search early since officials aren’t sure how it could be impacted by COVID-19.

Thrasher - who once served as speaker of the Florida House of Representatives and Chair of Florida's Republican Party - said Friday that he looks forward to spending time with his family.

“I tell people, and I mean this from the bottom of my heart, it’s the best job I’ve ever had and the past six years have been energizing, rewarding, and I couldn’t ask for more," he said.

The FSU Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting in the coming weeks to form a presidential search committee.

Burr said he doesn't plan to name an interim president, and he doesn’t know how long the search will take.

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