FAMU President Elmira Mangum

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.
LHatter / WFSU News

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’s Board of Trustees is refusing to discuss contract renewal for university president Elmira Mangum—at least for now.  But the decision puts her continued service in doubt. 

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The Florida A&M Board of Trustees is at a crossroads when it comes to university leadership.  The Board is considering whether to retain current university president Elmira Mangum.

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Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam is touting the role he played in what’s being hailed as the largest land transfer ever from the federal government to a historically black college or university.

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FAMU President Elmira Mangum is celebrating Women’s History Month with some 150 Tallahassee women.

FAMU SGA Vice President Justin Bruno (center) speaks to reporters at Lee Hall. Bruno is suing to stop a new election in the SGA President's race, which he won.
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 Update 3/24/16: A Leon County circuit judge has granted an injunction request made by Justin Bruno. The move means a new SGA Presidential election will apply only to FAMU's Law School in Orlando.

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Florida A&M University has cut ties with longtime general counsel Avery McKnight.  It’s the latest change in personnel made by school President Elmira Mangum.

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A member of Florida’s state university governing board is weighing in on the leadership disruptions at Florida A&M University. Now the school’s president is opening up about a failed attempt to fire her.

Mangum speaking at Lee Hall Thursday.
Nick Evans

Florida A&M University President Elmira Mangum is grasping for some way to change the subject in the wake of a failed ouster and a shake up on the board of trustees.  Mangum announced a criminal justice forum focused on efforts to ban the box.

Bethel AME Church

Tallahassee's Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church is marking its sesquicentennial this year. The Southside congregation was continuing the celebration over the weekend.

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.

President Elmira Mangum.
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Update: The Florida Board of Governors is checking up on several financial issues at Florida A&M University. Many parts of the BOG's request are similar to concerns being raised by FAMU's own trustees who are holding an emergency meeting Thursday.

L-R: Larry Robinson, Elmira Mangum
Nick Evans

Florida A&M University is moving to revise its ten year strategic plan after missing out on additional funding because the school failed to meet performance benchmarks.  President Elmira Mangum says even if the strategy changes, the school’s mission won’t.

Bethel Baptist Pastor R.B. Holmes (c) and Board of Governors member Matthew Carter (l) announce event honoring all living FAMU Presidents.
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Florida A&M University will honor its living, former presidents Thursday. The event is sold out, with more than 400 tickets sold. It’s a partnership between the Bethel Baptist Church Foundation and the FAMU Foundation.

FAMU President Elmira Mangum discusses the new school year, recent controversies with FAMU Board of Trustees.
LHatter / WFSU News

Florida A&M University’s president has been on the job a little over a year. Since her appointment, FAMU has enjoyed largely positive press. But lately, the headlines have turned—highlighting growing discontent between Mangum and her board chairman.  The issues facing FAMU’s newest administration is both a personality, and a policy fight.

Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum (center) with Sen. Arthenia Joyner (l), Rep. Mia Jones, Rep. Alan Williams and Sen. Dwight Bullard are requesting FAMU Board Chairman Rufus Montgomery relinquish his chairmanship.
LHatter / WFSU News

The ongoing and very public conflict between Florida A & M University President Elmira Mangum and her board chairman is flaring up again. It occurred weeks after Mangum and the board agreed to “reset” their relationship. Now some alumni are calling on Rufus Montgomery to step down as chairman of the board.

LHatter / WFSU News

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.