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I’ve served in the role of Vice President of Faculty Development and Advancement (FDA) since April of this year, after serving as interim VP for about a year. Although relatively new to this office, I’ve been a faculty member at FSU since 1980. I am delighted to have this opportunity to help advance the academic mission of the university by recruiting, supporting and retaining an outstanding faculty. A high priority of this office is to foster a collegial, inclusive work environment that supports the research, creative works, teaching and service of our faculty. I invite you to visit our website for information about the services provided by this office and our staff.

In this age of information overload, the decision to launch a newsletter was not taken lightly. The decision was based on requests I’ve received for more communication from our office about events, initiatives and issues of relevance to the faculty. The good news is that if you really can’t bear to read another newsletter, you can choose to not to read this one. But for those of you who would like more information about recent and future events that involve our faculty – read on.

Janet Kistner