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College of Fine Arts Congratulates Former Provost Sally McRorie on Her Retirement

Published February 16, 2024

Sally McRorie has served FSU for nearly 30 years and announced her retirement at the end of 2023. 

After three decades of service to Florida State University, Sally McRorie, announced her retirement as Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Affairs with the College of Fine Arts at the end of 2023.  

“It has been an honor working with Sally over the years,” said Dean James Frazier. “Her dedication to FSU and to the success of our students and faculty, is unparalleled. She will be greatly missed by everyone here at the College of Fine Arts and throughout the FSU community.”  

McRorie arrived at FSU in 1994 from her role as chair of Art & Design at Purdue University and served as professor and chair of the Department of Art Education and co-director of the Florida Institute for Art Education. She was promoted to dean of the School of Visual Arts and Dance in 2002. The school added several departments in 2004, becoming the College of Visual Arts, Theatre, and Dance, which McRorie led until 2012. Today, it is the College of Fine Arts. 

In 2012, McRorie was promoted to vice president for Faculty Development and Advancement, at the time a new position created to better promote and facilitate faculty success and support. She twice served as interim provost before President John Thrasher appointed her to the permanent position in 2015.  

During her time as provost, McRorie oversaw a great period of growth for the university, including the largest faculty hiring initiative in FSU’s history and the expansion of the Center for Academic Retention and Enhancement (CARE), which serves first-generation and underrepresented students and the Presidential Scholars program, which attracts high-achieving students who have extraordinary potential to be the transformational leaders of their generation.