The 2018 annual Joe Cresse Lecture and Panel Discussion presented by the Askew School of Public Administration and Policy features FSU President John Thrasher, offering his insights into the conjunction of higher education and politics and on leadership in higher education.
In the morning, there will be a panel discussion: “Politics, Public Policy and the University Presidency: The Future of Higher Education Leadership” (please see separate listing here). Pres. Thrasher will be joined by several other panelists TBA.
The Cresse Lecture is on the topic: "From Politician to President: Politics, Public Policy and Higher Education Leadership."
The Joe Cresse Ethics in Government Lectureship honors and preserves the memory of Joe Cresse and his 45 years of service to the people of Florida. After an eight-year tenure as State Budget Director that set what many consider the gold standard for public service, Cresse left his position in order to join the Public Service Commission. At that time, former Gov. Reubin Askew paid homage to Cresse and praised his work by saying, “Joe Cresse may well be the most able career service employee that state government has produced in modern times. He is a walking computer, totally honest and performing outstanding service.”
The lecture series provides the Florida State community with an educational tool to encourage students and faculty of the Askew School of Public Administration and Policy to strive for the high standards of public service set by Joe Cresse.
Thursday, October 25 at 3:00pm
College of Law, Rotunda