|L-R: Keisha Lance Bottoms, Cheryl Harris, Melanie Roussell Newman, and Anika Noni Rose|
Six of the appointed seats are filled by the governor and the other five are filled by the Florida Board of Governors (BOG). The last two trustees are the elected Faculty Senate president and Student Government Association president.
The lack of any alumni women in the 11 appointed BOT is an insult because there are thousands of FAMU alumnae who would be excellent trustees. Four examples are Keisha Lance Bottoms, Cheryl Harris, Melanie Roussell Newman, and Anika Noni Rose.