Carol D. Edwards — an FSU alumna — will start as the dean of FSU Panama City and the College of Applied Studies Aug. 10. I’m confident that she will be able to use her skills to further the educational mission of the Panama City campus.
James J. Clark, an expert on forensic mental health, has been named as FSU's next dean of the College of Social Work. He will succeed Dean Nicholas Mazza, who will step down in July and retire this fall.
Jennifer Broomfield, a top national legal expert from the Department of Veterans Affairs’ National Domestic Violence/Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Program, assumed the new role of Title IX director June 1. We are thrilled she is leading the university's efforts to provide a safe, healthy environment for everyone at Florida State.
I hope to have more to share about new hires soon. We are actively recruiting members of the National Academy of Sciences to bolster strategic areas, and we are excited about these additions to our faculty ranks.
One of the happiest days for any president is seeing students achieve their dreams as they receive their diplomas at commencement. I encourage you to watch these wonderful video highlights to remind you of what you are helping our students accomplish.
Finally, your research continues to generate a lot of positive media attention, and a few clips are included below. Thanks for all you do to elevate the national profile of Florida State University.
I plan to send you updates on a regular basis throughout the year, and I welcome your feedback. I look forward to meeting more of you in the coming months and, together, achieving new levels of greatness.