Jackson speaks out about Mangum administration’s treatment of FAMU faculty
One of the top viewed stories of all Rattler Nation’s posts on Mangum was the one that included the full text of the open letter written by School of Business and Industry Professor Annette Singleton Jackson.
At a time when so-called “leaders” like the FAMU alumni in the Florida Legislature showed no concern about how badly Mangum was hurting the faculty at their alma mater, Jackson spoke out about how professors were being “devalued, demoralized, harassed, fired without cause, denied tenure and promotion for spurious reasons, forced to go without being paid, [and] lied to by University officials…”
June 7, 2016: Rattler Nation: "SBI professor speaks out about Mangum administration’s treatment of FAMU faculty"
June 8, 2016: Tallahassee Democrat: "SBI professor lends support to UFF-FAMU leader"
Financial losses from Mangum’s enrollment decline
Rattler Nation began its coverage of the financial losses caused by the enrollment decline under Mangum in June, 2016. This blog was the first report that FAMU lost $9M+ due to the enrollment decline that happened during Mangum’s second year.
June 9, 2016: Rattler Nation: "FAMU lost $9M+ due to enrollment drop in 15-16, expects to lose 920 students in 16-17"
June 21, 2016: Rattler Nation: "$10M expected loss from enrollment drop depletes 90% of FAMU’s performance funds"
June 22, 2016: Rattler Nation: "FAMU has lost $27.4M in tuition and fees due to declining enrollment since 2012-2013"
August 3, 2016: Tallahassee Democrat: "Mangum seeks $10.5 million in spending cuts at FAMU"
FAMU alumni reduced to minority in appointed BOT seats
Despite the lack of concern from the FAMU alumni lawmakers, FAMU National Alumni Association (NAA) President Gregory L. Clark and past NAA President Tommy Mitchell have been speaking out about the issue.
December 19, 2015: Rattler Nation: "FAMU only has 3 appointed alumni trustees, UF has 10"
December 20, 2015: "Rattler Nation: FAMU deserves to have alumni in most of its 11 appointed BOT seats just like UF, FSU, and USF"
December 21, 2015: Rattler Nation: "Alumni lawmakers letting Scott, BOG, and Thrasher run over FAMU"
January 14, 2016: Rattler Nation: "Alumni lawmakers still ignoring decision to reduce FAMU alumni to minority in appointed BOT seats"
January 21, 2016: WCTV-6: "Alumni: Not Enough Alumni on FAMU Board"