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."