“With great dedication and much determination, Florida Memorial University is committed to empowering our students to succeed with exceptional excellence,” said FMU Board of Trustees Chair JoLinda L. Herring said in a statement published by the Times. “The change in leadership will help position our university’s common core values and services to our students as well as throughout our community. Dr. Bryant brings both the qualifications and experience needed to strengthen this process.”
According to the Times, FMU Interim President Michelle Howard-Vital has gone on medical leave. She previously served as provost at FMU before stepping in to lead the university after the resignation of President Roslyn Clark Artis, who left after being appointed president of Benedict College.