DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
Another goal of the plan is to realize the full potential of diversity and inclusion — a top priority for me. That’s why I’m so proud of the students who are leading the new #PowerOfWe campaign, which embraces our differences and promotes a culture of engagement. Inam Sakinah, chair of the Student Diversity and Inclusion Council and a Presidential Scholar, has been a driving force in this campus-wide effort. She gave an outstanding presentation to our Board of Trustees.
FSU recently won its third consecutive Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. That’s a testament to how committed we are to the values of diversity and inclusiveness.
I also want to share how very impressed I was with our students at the President’s Showcase of Undergraduate Research Excellence in September. I know that many of you are helping mentor our undergrads in their research, and I want to congratulate you in this mission — their projects reflected the university’s longstanding commitment to nurturing well-rounded students.
In a few days, our country will celebrate Veterans Day, which is also a great reminder of FSU’s strong commitment to support our student-veterans. We have so many activities going on surrounding Veterans Day. Whether you are enjoying the football or women’s basketball military appreciation games or are attending FSU’s Student Veteran Film Festival, please take a moment to thank a veteran for their service.
There are so many great things happening on campus, and it is such an honor to serve as president of Florida State University. Next week, I will celebrate my two-year anniversary in this job, and I can truly say it has been the most rewarding experience of my life. Together, we have accomplished so much.
I have incredible admiration for the work you do every day, and I have shared a few media clips that highlight your cutting-edge research below.
Enjoy this beautiful fall weather!