Joe Cresse Ethics in Government Lecture Series

Established in the Askew School of Public Administration and Policy, this College of Social Sciences program invites distinguished lecturers to speak on a variety of topics that focus on ethics in government.

This lectureship honors and preserves the memory of Joe Cresse and his 45 years of service to the people of Florida. After an eight-year tenure as State Budget Director that set what many consider the gold standard for public service, Cresse left his position in order to join the Public Service Commission. At that time, former Gov. Reubin Askew paid homage to Cresse and praised his work by saying, “Joe Cresse may well be the most able career service employee that state government has produced in modern times. He is a walking computer, totally honest and performing outstanding service.”

The Joe Cresse Ethics in Government Distinguished Lecture Series provides the Florida State community with an educational tool that will encourage the students and faculty of the Askew School of Public Administration and Policy to strive for the high standards of public policy set by Joe Cresse.