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Florida A&M University’s governing board has signed off on a list of expectations for interim President Larry Robinson, and it's still trying to get a handle on its athletics budget deficit.

FAMU Board of Trustee Chairman Kelvin Lawson (left) sits with Interim FAMU President Larry Robinson (right) for the Florida Board of Governors confirmation hearing. 11/3/16
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Florida’s public university governing board has signed off on Presidents for two North Florida schools: Florida A&M University and the University of West Florida.

President Elmira Mangum.
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Florida A&M University has moved a step closer to splitting with its President. A special committee has approved a deal with Elmira Mangum that, if accepted by the full board, will lead to Mangum stepping down Thursday.

President Elmira Mangum.
FLorida A&M University via Twitter

Florida A&M University President Elmira Mangum is negotiating terms for stepping down from her position. The school’s a committee of board of trustee members has approved a tentative deal that could lead to Mangum stepping down in mid-September.

FAMU President Elmira Mangum discusses the new school year, recent controversies with FAMU Board of Trustees.
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Florida A&M University could be without a president come April. That’s after trustees opted not to renew President Elmira Mangum’s contract. Florida A&M University may have to start searching for a new president soon. That’s after trustees refused to renew President Elmira Mangum’s contract.

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Florida A&M University has its newest board member. The move means a majority of FAMU Board of Trustees are fresh faces.

A re-vote at Florida A&M University’s law school is on hold after university officials appealed a lower court ruling Monday. The fight is over the contested outcome of the student body president election. Justin Bruno won the race but his challenger appealed.  FAMU trustees met via conference call Tuesday to discuss the issue and others that have recently popped up at the school.

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A Leon Circuit Judge has granted a request for an injunction over Florida A&M University’s contested student government presidential election. On the line is a voting spot on FAMU’s board which must soon decide whether to renew the employment contract of President Elmira Mangum.

Governor Rick Scott has filled three vacancies on Florida A&M University's governing board. Most of the departures come after a failed bid to unseat the school's president. Scott has started reshaping the makeup of the board, and some of the newest members are already familiar names.

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Florida A&M University’s Board of Trustees has elected a new chairman to lead the group.

FAMU President Elmira Mangum and FAMU Board of Trustees Chairman Rufus Montgomery
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  Update:  Florida A&M University’s board chairman has resigned his position a day after backing efforts to fire the school’s president. Lynn Hatter reports Rufus Montgomery has been one of President Elmira Mangum’s harshest critics.

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Update: The latest turmoil at the top of Florida’s premier historically black university sparked student protests Thursday and left an influential alumnus fuming.

FAMU President Elmira Mangum and FAMU Board of Trustees Chairman Rufus Montgomery
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Florida A&M University President Elmira Mangum has issued a response to her Board of Trustees. Mangum is accusing the board of micro-managing her and says the claims of financial irregularities during her tenure are "baseless".

Former FAMU Trustee Bill Jennings Dies

Oct 5, 2015
Florida A&M University

Former Florida A&M University trustee William "Bill" Jennings, has died.  Jennings, an alumnus of FAMU, served on its board of trustees from 2001 to 2013.

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Florida A&M University President Elmira Mangum will have to submit monthly progress reports and have a midterm evaluation under a plan approved by her board Thursday.

Mangum believes the university needs more agricultural funding.
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  1. Update 4:53 p.m.: FAMU has posted the agenda and materials for the upcoming Board of Trustees meeting July 21. Trustees are expected to take up the evaluation of President Elmira Mangum.

FAMU President Elmira Mangum and FAMU Board of Trustees Chairman Rufus Montgomery
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The Florida Board of Governors is reviewing claims against Florida A&M University’s Board of Trustees. Some lawmakers and alumni are questioning how much say the university’s board should have in the day-to-day operations of the school.

FAMU Board Reshuffles Responsibilities

Jun 10, 2015
The university's Grand Ballroom
Andrew J. Mitchell, Jr.

Florida A&M University’s President Elmira Mangum and the Board of Trustees met Wednesday to address ongoing concerns regarding the President's performance.

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Florida A&M University has released results of three audits. The university's board of trustees commissioned one of the audits last October, after two failed attempts to fire President Elmira Mangum.