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FSU Presidential Candidate Michael V. Martin Strikes Optimistic Tone

Colorado State University system Chancellor Michael V. Martin.
Colorado State University

Florida State University presidential candidate Michael Martin joined a public forum via Skype Thursday with faculty, students and staff.  Martin couldn’t attend in person because of a medical emergency

Florida State’s four presidential finalists have been attending sessions this week answering questions from the university community. In the third such meeting, Martin called FSU’s Title IX investigation an invitation to be more inclusive.

“This is a wave that both has daunting challenges but huge opportunities,” Martin says.  “It’s again a case where the entire community has to be empowered and be held responsible for one another in a safe, nurturing, enriching, collegial environment.”

Martin served previously as president of Louisiana State University, and currently he’s chancellor of the Colorado State University system.  

Martin is one of four candidates, including state Sen. John Thrasher (R-St. Augustine), to make the final round of the presidential search.  The only remaining public forums will feature University of Alabama at Birmingham interim president Richard Marchase on Friday.

Nick Evans came to Tallahassee to pursue a masters in communications at Florida State University. He graduated in 2014, but not before picking up an internship at WFSU. While he worked on his degree Nick moved from intern, to part-timer, to full-time reporter. Before moving to Tallahassee, Nick lived in and around the San Francisco Bay Area for 15 years. He listens to far too many podcasts and is a die-hard 49ers football fan. When Nick’s not at work he likes to cook, play music and read.