T.K. Wetherell, former president of Florida State University and Tallahassee Community College, is under hospice care.


Wetherell, 72, served as president of FSU from 2003 to 2010 and TCC president from 1995 to 2001.

Florida Politics reported today that Wetherell’s wife, Virginia, told friends earlier this week that her husband, who has been battling cancer, decided to forego further treatment.

“I am saddened to hear this news about my friend T.K. Wetherell,” FSU President John Thrasher said. “We have been in touch with the family, and our prayers are with him and his loved ones. The university has reached out and offered any assistance that they might need.”

Wetherell earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees as well as a doctorate in education administration from Florida State.

He served in the Florida House of Representatives from 1980-92, including two years as Speaker.

During his time in the House, Wetherell served as chairman of the Appropriations and Higher Education committees.

Born in Daytona Beach, Wetherell attended FSU on a football scholarship, where he played for the Seminoles from 1963-1967.

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