|David L. Brewer, III|
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|
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.
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.