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As FAMU deadlines loom, task force hears some good news



Next week, Sept. 7, FAMU has to turn in a detailed report to national accreditors, documenting changes being made to get off its six-month probation.

Wednesday, President James Ammons and other administrators told the Board of Governors task force formed to help fix FAMU's financial and management woes that FAMU will have no trouble meeting that deadline.

He also reported that the controversial KPMG consultants hired to deal with FAMU's finances are no longer being used. Instead, full-time FAMU staff are working and training in financial affairs and information technology as part of a major overhaul.

That overhaul includes an upcoming upgrade and extensive employee training for PeopleSoft, a complicated software system that has caused major headaches for FAMU and other state universities.

In the past two years alone, FAMU lost 23 people with PeopleSoft training - meaning no one was left who knew how to operate the system, according to Robert Davis, FAMU's chief of information technology.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:22am]


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