FAMU Board of Trustees Votes ‘No Confidence’ in President James Ammons
[mpoverlay]The Florida A&M University Board of Trustees today approved a vote of ‘no confidence’ in President James Ammons, just one day after signaling approval for many of his proposed measures to combat hazing and right the university’s image in the aftermath of the hazing death of drum major Robert Champion.
“This is very serious for the future of this university,” Ammons said after Thursday’s vote. “You have my commitment to fix them and get this job done.”
The school has been reeling since the November death of drum major Robert Champion. Eleven members of the band have been charged with felony hazing for allegedly beating him to death. The death exposed a wide culture of hazing at the school. Critics say Ammons and other administrators ignored it. (Associated Press)
Dr. Ammons signed a five-year contract extension last year, but faces criticism for other issues involving alleged fraudulent audits and several resignations of key administration in the last year.[/mpoverlay]