And speaking of the Legislature, it was my pleasure to welcome Florida Senate President-Designate Joe Negron to Florida State on April 18 during his State University System Listening Tour, along with his fellow senators Lizbeth Benacquisto, Oscar Braynon, Anitere Flores and Bill Montford.
Sen. Negron has said that improving the SUS is one of his top priorities during his two-year term as Senate president. We were thrilled to show off some of our top programs, students and faculty. I’m confident the senator will be a strong advocate for FSU and higher education during his term.
Thank you to everyone who made donations to worthy projects during FSU’s Great Give! The event raised more than $206,000 in 36 hours — a very nice addition to the Raise the Torch campaign, which totaled $882.8 million through February.
As the semester comes to a close, I also want to thank all of you for your dedication in making Florida State a great university. In a few days, more than 6,000 of our students will be graduating. I want you all to take the time to celebrate their achievements as well — because they couldn’t have done it without you.
As always, I invite you to share your ideas with me and keep me posted on all the exciting news throughout campus.
Keep up the great work!