FSU Revamps Turbulent Search For President

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State University is trying to revamp its tumultuous search for a new president.

A search committee on Wednesday voted to hire a new search consultant firm to help with the search.

But it’s still unclear when the school will start reviewing and interviewing candidates for the position.

FSU initially was planning on interviewing powerful Republican politician John Thrasher for the job and decide whether to offer him the position. But that interview was postponed after Supreme Court Chief Justice Ricky Polston stepped forward and applied for the job.

Several students and FSU faculty members told the search committee that it should completely restart the search. They also complained about the low number of students and faculty appointed to the search committee.