In the past few years, there have been several high-level vacancies at Florida’s public universities. And in many cases university trustees have expressed dissatisfaction with replacement candidates.
Such was the case at Florida A&M, where, shortly before naming Cornell University’s Elmira Mangum to the post, trustee Karl White complained about Florida’s open record laws:
“This was my 6th presidential, in some form, search. I have to say this one was the most difficult ... based upon the constraints of the Sunshine Law," he said.