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Mangum Confirmed As FAMU's Next President


The Florida Board of Governors Thursday confirmed the appointment of Dr. Elmira Mangum to the presidency of Florida A&M University.  At the hearing, board member Matthew Carter asked Mangum how she plans to improve graduation rates among ‘profile admits’ – an alternative admission program for students who wouldn’t normally qualify.

“If we’re going to take a profile admit,” Carter said, “I think we have a moral imperative to graduate these students.”

Mangum says supporting these students requires the university to be more proactive in its advising.

“We need to meet these students at their point of need, so the diagnostic testing that I mentioned earlier, that will take place, but also enhance the advising that they receive – connecting them with – um – their preparation with the programs that we offer,” Mangum said.

Mangum was confirmed unanimously by the Board of Governors.

Nick Evans came to Tallahassee to pursue a masters in communications at Florida State University. He graduated in 2014, but not before picking up an internship at WFSU. While he worked on his degree Nick moved from intern, to part-timer, to full-time reporter. Before moving to Tallahassee, Nick lived in and around the San Francisco Bay Area for 15 years. He listens to far too many podcasts and is a die-hard 49ers football fan. When Nick’s not at work he likes to cook, play music and read.