It’s been an amazing start to the spring semester!
Over the past few weeks, I’ve traveled around the state — making stops in Naples, Jacksonville, Coral Gables and Fort Lauderdale — to share our good news.
Everywhere I go, the people I meet are optimistic about Florida State’s future. That’s a testament to you and the great work you’re doing in all corners of our university.
Our academic programs continue to earn national recognition. In early January, we learned that five of our online graduate programs ranked in the Top 20 — three in the Top 10 — according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 Best Online Programs.
These rankings — education (No. 3), criminal justice (No. 7), non-MBA business (No. 9), information technology (No. 11) and MBA (No. 16) — reflect the across-the-board dedication of our faculty and staff to provide a high-quality educational experience for our students. And, just last week, we learned that our graduate program in Interior Design has been named the second most admired program in the nation!
Congratulations to all the deans, department chairs and faculty for leading these programs to national prominence!
It’s not only our academic programs making news — our alumni are, too. You may have heard some buzz about “Moonlight,” which won Best Motion Picture at the Golden Globes in January. Eight FSU alums, including Director Barry Jenkins, created that film. Now the film has been nominated for eight Academy Awards, and I can’t wait to tune in to the Oscars on Feb. 26!