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Hopeful, forceful note for FAMU



Florida A&M University's persistent financial and accounting problems must be tackled "head on" so the school can again reach new heights in academics, its new president-elect said Thursday. "Our stakeholders expect greater accountability," said James Ammons, a former FAMU provost who is currently chancellor of North Carolina Central University. "I am confident we can fix the problems ... and turn to our core business of educating students."

Ammons' comments came moments after the Board of Governors ratified him to be FAMU's 10th president, and a few hours after a key board member issued the most dire assessment yet of FAMU's plight. More here.

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 1:40pm]


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