Before the coronavirus pandemic struck, were going to have to start focusing on a candidate search in identifying the successor to President .

Last June, the Board of Governors approved an extension of the popular president’s contract from Nov. 10, 2019 to Nov. 10, 2020.

But now is not the time to consider a presidential search, Board of Trustees chair Ed Burr told his colleagues at the end of Friday’s meeting on Zoom.

2020欧洲杯正规平台“I am starting to have conversations with our president of maybe extending his term,” Burr said. “No one anticipated us to be going through this (pandemic) process.

2020欧洲杯正规平台"... It would be an awful time to be doing a presidential search; it would be an awful time for a new leader to be coming into a new place at the end of the year, so I want everyone to know I am starting to have conversations with President Thrasher.”

Burr said Thrasher is “open to that dialogue and those conversations,” and he hoped to bring a proposal before the board at its June meeting.

In September 2017, trustees unanimously agreed to the one-year extension for Thrasher, hired in November 2014.

Trustees also had approved asking that the Nov. 10, 2020 date be extended to Jan. 15, 2021, but the ’ policy calls for one-year contract extensions.

2020欧洲杯正规平台Thrasher was supportive of the idea and reinforced how proud he was of the resiliency everyone on FSU’s campus has shown in light of the disruption caused by the pandemic.

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“I look forward to ... working out the best possible solution for you and the board and our great staff,” Thrasher said. “Today, I think you saw a great example of the great things going on (in response to the coronavirus).

"This is an incredible staff. I am blessed to be part of it. I’m happy to be here, happy to continue to work with you all as long as you all feel we’re doing a good job.”

Contact senior writer Byron Dobson at or on Twitter @byrondobson.

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