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FSU president gives fifth State of the University address to students, faculty

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Posted at 6:18 PM, Dec 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-04 18:18:44-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Students and staff gathered together on Florida State University's campus to hear a message from the school's leader.

Wednesday afternoon FSU President John Thrasher gave his fifth State of the University address.

During his address, President Thrasher talked about the success of the university.

He also took a moment to discuss his concerns with crime on campus like recent robberies. Along with confronting issues within Greek organizations.

Thrasher says the university is working hard to find solutions to make FSU as safe as possible. He says he is committed to fighting the stopping the issue.

"It’s a concern to me, and I’ve talked about it with our community leaders I want to be apart of the solution Florida State wants to be apart of the solution," said Thrasher.

Thrasher also talked about working with the Tallahassee Police Department and the Leon County Sheriff's Office to make sure every student feels safe, on and off campus.

Overall, Thrasher says he is overwhelmed with the improvement the university has made in the last five years.

The next goal is making it into the top 15 for public universities.