New Board of Governors chair outlines her goals

August 1, 2023

Donna Abood fondly recalls her time as a student in the Florida State University College of Business. She reflects on moving to Tallahassee from St. Petersburg as an 18-year-old, unsure of her new environment but immediately delighting in the commitment of faculty members, the success of students and the warmth of the campus community.

To this day, she embraces it all.  

“I’ve always said, ‘There’s something very unique about Florida State,’” she said. “It’s in the water. There is a special culture at FSU.”

Abood (BS Marketing ’81), a longtime university supporter and a 2013 inductee into the College of Business Alumni Hall of Fame, aims to accentuate the fruits of that culture as chair of the college Board of Governors.

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