Thursday, September 11, 2014

Florida State Faculty Continue to Oppose Politician as Next President

Inside Higher Ed
September 11th, 2014

Faculty at Florida State University are continuing a months-long struggle against a well-connected politician who may become the university's next president.
Faculty have long said John Thrasher, a state senator and former speaker of the House who is also chairman of Florida Governor Rick Scott’s reelection campaign, has benefited from his connections and back-room dealings. Now, Thrasher, whose name has been in the mix all summer, is one of four finalists. The Faculty Senate approved a motion Wednesday that called upon the Board of Trustees "not to hire Senator Thrasher as the next president of FSU. Senator Thrasher lacks the stated qualifications required for the position, whereas the other three finalists meet those qualifications."

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