"Dr. Ammons has distinguished himself in a number of roles at various universities and increased enrollment," System President Ray Belton said. "We anticipate much from him."
Ammons, who previously served as president of Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University, expressed his excitement to join the Southern University family.
"I am looking forward to helping make this System all that we know it can be. There is so much potential," said Ammons during his comments to the board. "We have so much to work with. With all of us working together as a team, I know we can be successful."