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More FAMU turnover

Famulogo Add another name to the list of top administrators who have left FAMU recently: Robert L. Thomas, interim dean of the pharmacy school. Thomas actually turned in his letter of resignation back in December - not long before the Accreditation Council of Pharmacy Education put the school on probationary status - but it didn't surface until yesterday afternoon, when The Gradebook obtained a copy. Thomas was appointed interim dean in September 2004 and applied for the permanent post in November 2005. "While I am very grateful for having had the opportunity to serve in this capacity and be given the opportunity to be considered for the position, I have decided that it would not be in the best interest of the College, University or I to continue in this capacity," he wrote in his Dec. 21 letter to Provost Debra Austin. Thomas also said he was withdrawing his application for the permanent job, but would continue serving as interim until his contract is up or a replacement is named.

- Ron Matus, state education reporter

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:17am]


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