FAMU To Resume Presidential Search Next Year

Apr 11, 2013

Florida A&M University will delay its search for a permanent leader until next year. The university board agreed Thursday to resume the search for a new president in January 2014.

The decision means Interim FAMU President Larry Robinson will stay on the job for another school year.

Robinson has been on the job since James Ammons resigned last year amid the fallout from the hazing death of a FAMU "Marching 100" band drum major in 2011. The school was placed on accreditation probation over concerns of campus safety stemming from that death, and several incomplete financial audits.

Robinson has been working to address the school's accreditation woes, and FAMU Board of Trustees Chairman Solomon Badger says the presidential search was suspended to give Robinson and the school time to address the issues.