BOT members expressed frustration on September 29 in response to a report that the university hadn’t received a signed copy of the document from Mangum. An attorney for the BOT explained that Mangum had asked for some additional changes to the agreement.
But Thomas Dortch, chair of the Special Committee on President Leadership, said the BOT might pull back its offer to pay Mangum’s moving costs and legal fees if the separation agreement has to be revised. The full BOT decided to wait until October 6 before taking any further action.
A Tallahassee Democrat article later reported that Mangum chose to sign the agreement on September 28 and that FAMU received it on October 3.
Interim President Larry Robinson told WCTV-6 that the agreement was made final on October 4.