FSU panel to review policies on campus recognitions

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By: Aubrey Brown | WCTV Eyewitness News
October 6, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- Florida State University President John Thrasher announced Friday the members of the President’s Advisory Panel on University Namings and Recognitions.

The 15-member panel of students, faculty, staff and alumni will review current university policies concerning campus names and markers, including statues.

The panel is tasked with researching issues, meeting with the university community to seek input and feedback, and determining criteria for naming policies.

“I want to thank the members of this panel for their willingness to take on this important matter,” Thrasher said. “I expect them to be deliberate, to be thoughtful and to seek input from the entire Florida State community as they do their work.”

FSU's chief diversity officer, Renisha Gibbs, was asked to chair the panel.

Florida State says panel meetings will be open to the public and will include opportunities for public comment. The university says it will launch a website in the coming weeks to provide updates on the panel’s progress.

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