Monday, July 16, 2012

Names on unofficial shortlist for FAMU’s interim presidency coming to light

Rattler Nation has learned that the names of two retired military officers and a former Florida cabinet secretary are on an unofficial shortlist for FAMU’s interim presidency. All three individuals have ties to George W. or Jeb Bush.

David L. Brewer, III
The two retired military officers held high ranks during the administration of former U.S. President George W. Bush.

One of the men is Vice Admiral David L. Brewer, III, U.S. Navy (Ret). He holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Prairie View A&M University and a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College. Brewer formerly served as superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District.

Russel L. Honoré
The second individual is Lt. General Russel L. Honoré, U.S. Army (Ret).  He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Vocational Agriculture from Southern University and A&M College and a Master of Arts in Human Resources from Troy State University. Honoré is best known for commanding Joint Task Force Katrina.

David Griffin’s name is also circulating. Griffin holds a Bachelor of Science in Community Development from Penn State, a Master of Business Administration from Lake Erie College, and a law degree from Cleveland State University.

David Griffin
Griffin is president of David Griffin Consulting. He served as Gov. Jeb Bush’s secretary of the Florida Lottery from 1999 to 2003 and was the executive director of the Bush-Brogan second-term Transition Office in 2002. Bush appointed him to serve as a FAMU trustee in January 2005, but he resigned from the position in March of that year after a new state law barred lobbyists from serving on university boards of trustees.

None of the three men has an Ed.D. or Ph.D.

It is not clear at this point exactly how many members of the FAMU Board of Trustees have signed on the support this list of potential candidates. But none of the three men appear to have seven votes just yet. All of the trustees have not been informed about the names that are under consideration.


Anonymous said...

I thought you were gonna say Debra Austin

Anonymous said...

Debra Austin rules

Anonymous said...

One doesn't need to have a Ph.D. or Ed.D. to command the university. The university's command structure needs reform and what better way to do that than have people who have commanded large organizations and lives lead the university to prosperity. Also, reminder the law degree is a doctorate degree: J.D. or Doctor of Jurisprudence. In fact, the president of Columbia University in New York and countless other educational institutions are presided over by J.D.s