Graham cast the deciding vote against a Board of Trustees (BOT) motion to fire Mangum that failed narrowly at 6-6. She and Bruno then held a rally on the steps of Lee Hall that called for Chairman Rufus Montgomery, who was at the head of the effort to terminate Mangum, to step down from his leadership post. Bruno later took that message to Gov. Rick Scott by leading about 100 students in a march to his office in the Florida Capitol. Rufus resigned from the chairmanship the next day.
Yesterday, Bruno was back on the steps of Lee Hall for another protest. But this time, he said Mangum was the one who was bringing harm to the only public historically black university in the state.