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McRorie Named Interim FSU Provost

Florida State University

FSU has announced Sallie McRorie as interim provost after the departure of Garnett Stokes, who is leaving to assume the same job at the University of Missouri.

“Sally is obviously well-qualified and did an excellent job when she previously served as interim provost,” says FSU President John Thrasher. “She has a great record of academic leadership and a commitment to working with faculty across departments and colleges.” 

McRorie, currently vice president for Faculty Development and Advancement. This will be her second time acting as an interim provost. She served in the position when Stokes was interim president, prior to Thrasher's hiring.

“I am honored to again step into the role of interim provost and greatly appreciate President Thrasher’s confidence,” McRorie said in a statement. “Academic affairs is the heart of FSU. We work with the full range of students, faculty, leaders and programs all to provide excellence in education, research and service.” 

McRorie has served as vice president for Faculty Development and Advancement since July 2012. Previously, she served as FSU’s inaugural dean of the College of Visual Arts, Theatre and Dance for nearly a decade, guiding the college's School of Art & Design (Departments of Art, Art History, Art Education and Interior Design), School of Dance, and School of Theatre and the FSU Museum of Fine Arts, as well as the 66-acre John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art complex and the FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training, both at the FSU Sarasota campus. 

McRorie’s prior administrative experiences include service as chair of Art & Design at Purdue University, chair of the Department of Art Education at FSU, co-director of the Florida Institute for Art Education and National Co-Chair of the Getty and Annenberg Foundations’ $36 million project “Transforming Education through the Arts.” She is a graduate of the Institute for Women in Higher Education Administration at Bryn Mawr and the University of Kansas, where she earned her doctorate. 

She served two terms as president of the National Association of Arts Administrators, is on the commission of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design and served as senior editor of Studies in Art Education. She has received the Manuel Barkan Award, the Mary J. Rouse Award, FSU Teaching Award, and the Indiana and Florida Higher Education Art Educator of the Year awards.