Friday, June 10, 2016

4 former FAMU presidents advise against renewing Mangum’s contract

Yesterday, four former Florida A&M University presidents advised against granting a contract extension to current President Elmira Mangum.

Former Presidents Frederick S. Humphries (1985-2001) and Fred J. Gainous (2002-2004), as well as former Interim Presidents Henry Lewis (2002) and Castell V. Bryant (2005-2007), announced their position in an open letter to the FAMU Board of Trustees.

“With some sadness, we are of the collective opinion that a favorable renewal of the President's contract will not be in the best interest of FAMU,” they wrote.

The four presidents were joined by seven other signatories: former FAMU Trustee R.B. Holmes, Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church Pastor Joseph T. Wright, Tallahassee National Action Chapter Vice-President Don W. Tolliver, Leon County Commission Chairman William “Bill” Proctor, former FAMU Student Body President Umi Selah (a.k.a., Phillip Agnew), former FAMU National Alumni Association President Tommy Mitchell, Sr., and former FAMU Faculty Senate President Narayan Persaud.

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