FSU To Privatize Athletics Department, President Vows Full Transparency

Jun 14, 2019

The FSU Athletics department is joining with the Seminole Boosters to become the Florida State University Athletics Association.
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The Florida State University Athletics Department is joining with the Seminole Boosters to become a Direct Support Organization, or DSO.

The new Florida State University Athletic Association will serve as a private, nonprofit umbrella organization.

But some are raising questions about accountability and transparency. DSOs are excluded from many of the state’s public record laws despite operating within the state university system.

WFSU's Shawn Mulcahy spoke with FSU President John Thrasher.