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FAMU president Ammons stays



tb_ammons_300.jpegScrapping the recommendation of Gov. Rick Scott, Florida A&M University trustees reaffirmed their decision to keep President James Ammons as head of the school during several investigations launched in the fallout of a student's hazing death.

In a 30-minute conference call that took up other issues, board chairman Solomon Badger said, "We will stand firm against outside influence regardless of how well intended."

Rick Scott's response - “For the sake of appearances, and to assure the public that these investigations are clearly independent, I believe it would have been in the best interest of Florida A&M University for President Ammons to step aside until all of these investigations are completed. However, we have a process in Florida for the administration of the State University System, and that process has been followed.  Like all other Floridians, I will abide by the decision made by the Florida A&M University Board of Trustees.”

More from the Buzz. For background on Ammons, see our story from when he first took the job.

[Last modified: Monday, December 19, 2011 10:28am]


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