FAMU board postpones vote on Elmira Mangum's contract
Florida A&M University's Board of Trustees will wait another week before it tries again to approve the contract for the woman it approved to become the school's next president, Elmira Mangum.
Several board members expressed concerns about some of the contract language, especially when it comes to severance and benefits for the president. The told the university's attorneys to negotiate further with Mangum and clean up some of the contract language.
The board is scheduled to meet again next Friday, Feb. 7, to review a revised contract.
The Times/Herald first reported on the details of the contract for Mangum on Thursday. She is scheduled to receive a base salary of $425,000 over the next three years, roughly $75,000 more than former president James Ammons made before he stepped down in 2012.
Some board members cited problems that arose with Ammons' contract as the reason behind their desire to spend extra time working on Mangum's agreement.
The state Board of Governors is expected to ratify Mangum's appointment on Feb. 20 if the FAMU board approves a contract by then.