Welcome to the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs. The Provost oversees all Florida State University academic and academic service units.

Message from the Provost

Welcome to the 2017-18 academic year! At the Office of the Provost, we promote excellence in all things academic, helping create an environment focused on teaching, research, and public service. As a Preeminent University in Florida, FSU both expects and recognizes the best from our students, faculty, staff and community.

We grow our distinguished faculty ranks with over 140 new faculty per year, focusing on critical interdisciplinary areas like Brain Health, Energy and Materials, and Coastal and Marine Ecology, as well as our top ranked programs everywhere across campus, including the arts and humanities, the sciences, law, medicine, business, policy, and criminology. These exciting new colleagues make our university better in every way!

Our groundbreaking new Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship opens this fall with 80 new majors and classes for students from any major across campus. Interdisciplinary teams of entrepreneurs-in-residence teach and research business, scientific, design, and social entrepreneurship and everything in between.

FSU is among the top 10 “Access Improver” institutions for our outstanding support and education of traditionally underrepresented students. Hispanic Business Magazine ranked our College of Law No. 2 in the nation for Hispanic students and the College of Medicine No. 8. The College of Medicine is the only school ranked in the top six for enrollment of both black and Hispanic students among 136 U.S. medical schools. We are No. 4 in the nation in preparation of African-American physicians, behind three HBCU Medical Schools only.

We are No. 16 among national publics in 4-year graduation rates and a full 20% above the national average in 6-year rates. Perhaps most importantly, there is no disparity among our graduation rates for African-American, Hispanic, or Caucasian students.

Among our many distinguished alumni are writer/director Barry Jenkins and six other FSU Film School alumni who won 2017 Oscars for Best Picture “Moonlight”; entrepreneurial visionary Sara Blakely of the Spanx empire; and the longtime Chancellor of Washington University, distinguished scientist Mark Wrighton. That impressive list goes on and on.

The future is Florida State. Take a closer look.

Areas Reporting to the Provost

(From left) Vice President of University Advancement Tom Jennings, Gulf Coast Community Foundation Senior Vice President Veronica Brady, Provost Sally McRorie, Ringling donor Keith Monda, Ringling donor Linda Monda, Ringling Board Chair Paul G. Hudson, Ringling staff Anna von Gehr, Gulf Coast Community Foundation President Mark Pritchett, and Ringling Executive Director Steven High at a black-tie gala announcing a gift of $5 million to The Ringling.

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Provost McRorie was recently appointed chair of the advisory board for the University Press of Florida

Provost McRorie presents the Inspire Award to Stacie Cox (B.S. ’02, J.D. ’05), one of four distinguished alumnae honored at the Tampa Club on July 13.
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FSU was recognized by INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine as one of eleven Diversity Champion colleges and universities in the nation. Our continuing efforts to move diversity and inclusion to the forefront of the university mission also received national recognition with “Higher Education Excellence in Diversity” (HEED) Awards in 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017, recognizing outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion.

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