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FSU Board Of Trustees Pick Members Of Presidential Search Advisory Committee

A statue depicts a Native American man, presumably a Seminole, riding a horse. The horse stands on its hind legs. The man raises a feathered spear into the air. The statue is on a cylindrical platform with the word, "unconquered," engraved on it. Above the statue, the sky is cloudy.
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Current President John Thrasher is getting ready to retire as FSU begins searching for its next president.

The Florida State University Board of Trustees has created a committee to replace President John Thrasher. Board Chair Ed Burr says the 15-member committee will have an important job.

"Everyone understands the importance—it will be a national search. It will be a transparent search. It will be open and done under all the guidelines of the Sunshine laws, and it will be one that I think we'll be proud of and will encourage participation in," Burr says.

The search was kickstarted earlier than expected due to potential impacts from COVID-19. Committee members include Joe Camps, a former FSU Board of Trustees member, and DeVoe Moore, owner of the Tallahassee Automobile Museum. Thrasher will stay in his position until a new president is found.