Education

JOHN THRASHER

PRESIDENT, FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY, TALLAHASSEE

Florida State University has been recognized as a pre-eminent university by the state and is ranked the 18th best public university in America by U.S. News & World Report. The university employs 6,200 faculty and staff members. It has a four-year graduation rate that is among the top 10 in the nation and 93% freshman retention rate in the top 20 in the country.

EDUCATION Florida State University (BS, JD)
PROFESSIONAL EVOLUTION I started my young adult life at FSU earning two degrees. I then left Tallahassee for jobs in the legal, lobbying and political fields. But for decades I returned to the capital city to support my career and the things I was passionate about as a Florida resident and family man.
SOMETHING SURPRISING I’m a big Elvis fan!
STAYING FIT No matter how packed my schedule is, I try hard to get up every morning and walk three miles on my treadmill.

Randy Avent

Florida Polytechnic University

Alberto Carvalho

Miami-Dade County Public Schools

GRANT H. CORNWELL

ROLLINS COLLEGE

Tim Cost

Jacksonville University

Marshall Criser III

State University System

STEVEN CURRALL

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA

Julio Frenk

University of Miami

Kent Fuchs

University of Florida

BRENT GOLDMAN

XCEED PREPARATORY ACADEMY

Jonathan Hage

Charter Schools USA

George Hanbury

Nova Southeastern University

FEDRICK INGRAM

FLORIDA EDUCATION ASSOCIATION

Garry Jones

Full Sail University

John Kelly

Florida Atlantic University

Anne Kerr

Florida Southern College

John Kirtley

Step Up for Students

Greg Marino

Kaplan Higher Education

Andres Moreno

Open Education

Ava Parker

Palm Beach State College

Mark Rosenberg

Florida International University

MARTHA D. SAUNDERS

UNIVERSITY OF WEST FLORIDA

Thad Seymour Jr.

University of Central Florida

Sandy Shugart

Valencia College

Larry Thompson

Ringling College of Art and Design

John Thrasher

Florida State University

Ronald Vaughn

University of Tampa