Florida A&M University has announced its plan to terminate its men’s tennis and men's cross country programs in June 2020. The university says that is to help fix an estimated $2.4 million deficit in their department of athletics.
In May, Florida A&M University was placed on a five-year probation by the NCAA for improperly certifying 93 athletes throughout 12 of their sports. The actions took place between 2010 and 2017. Since, the university has been making sure it doesn’t happen again.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.