WHAT IS THE COMMITTEE OF THIRTY?
The Committee of Thirty is made up of women and men committed to excellence in women’s athletics at Florida State University (FSU). With the help of the Seminole Boosters, the committee was formed in 1998, during the anniversary of 30 years of women’s intercollegiate athletics at FSU.
Committee members have a strong belief that athletic competition develops the finest human traits: leadership, determination, discipline, teamwork, and sportsmanship. They also understand that an athletic program is the window through which the world views our university. A successful athletic program is essential to the school spirit of our students and alumni, and is essential to the growth of the academic mission of our university.
The Committee of Thirty was formed to help promote women’s athletics at FSU. They advise the Seminole Boosters, the FSU Athletic Department, and, as necessary, the University on matters relating to that promotion. The committee helps educate the public, and women in particular, on the history, value and status of women’s athletics at FSU. Through education and involvement, the committee intends to build a tradition of support and philanthropy to Florida State University women’s athletics.
Barbara Palmer (Chair)
Dr. Fran Cannon (Co-Chair)
Cassandra D. Jenkins (Communications Committee Chairperson)
Monica Lawfield (Finance Committee Chairperson)
Dr. Billie Jones (Special Events Committee Chairperson)
Michael Grantham (Scholarship Fundraiser)
Margaret S. Allesee
Emma R. Colquitt
Alice S. Englert
Dr. Daisy Flory
Dr. Cappy Longstreth
Dr. Corrie Odom
Mary Ann Stiles
Dr. Janet Wells
Dr. Marge Wessel
Betsy Boone (Program Director)
Debbie Derzypolski (Capital Campaign Director)
Sue Hall (Executive Director Varsity Club)
Joel Padgett (Director of Gift Planning)
Kim Record (Senior Associate Athletics Director)
Dr. Margie Sullivan (Director of Sport Program Enhancement & Research)
The Committee of Thirty has hosted a series of special events and activities:
The Committee encourages you to support and help promote women’s athletics at FSU. If you would like to receive additional information about the Committee of Thirty, please contact Joel Padgett in the Seminole Boosters Office at (850) 644-3484.