500 days later: A plan for Ammons' inauguration
Convinced FAMU president James Ammons has made enough progress during his first 10 months in office that it is "safe" to begin planning his official inauguration, FAMU officials announced this morning preparations for a weeklong celebration this fall.
Ammons began his first day in office July 2 by asking for 500 days to resolve his alma mater's financial, personnel and accreditation problems. So the inauguration will take place Oct. 31, in the Leon County Civic Center at 10:10 a.m. (a nod to Ammons' spot as FAMU's 10th president). And in the days surrounding it, there will be activities including a gospel concert, art exhibit, and barbecue.
By then, FAMU might also be able to celebrate reaccreditation from SACS.
Sen. Al Lawson, FAMU grad and legislative protector of FAMU, is among those serving on the committee of administrators, faculty, staff and students planning the seven-day bash.