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Office of the President
211 Westcott Building
Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL 32306-1470

(850) 644-1085

(850) 644-9936


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T.K. Wetherell photo
Eric J. Barron, President

President's Message

It is a great pleasure to return to Tallahassee as a member of the Florida State University community. I deeply appreciate the warm welcome you have extended to my wife Molly and me.

Coming home to my alma mater so many years after earning my undergraduate degree is a great honor, and I am proud to become president of a vibrant institution with such a professional and committed faculty and staff.

Our university has made great strides over the decades. Under President Wetherell's tenure the campus infrastructure has been transformed, our academic status has improved, and the groundwork has been laid for even greater strides in the years ahead.

On Heritage Day, February 17, President Wetherell will officially pass Florida State's traditional torches — Vires, Artes, Mores, symbolizing Strength, Skill and Character — to me. I will accept those torches proudly and in doing so, promise to join you in preserving, protecting and building our university and its great history and traditions.

As we make this transition of leadership together, I'm looking forward to sharing ideas with you for taking this university to the next level of excellence.

Eric J. Barron
President, Florida State University

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