Larry Robinson Named FAMU Interim President, New Deans Appointed
Florida A&M University yesterday announced Larry Robinson as its interim president. Dr. Robinson, who previously served as FAMU provost and vice president of academic affairs, replaces outgoing president James Ammons, who announced his immediate resignation yesterday morning.
Today the university announced the appointment of two new deans – Ann L. Wead Kimbrough in the School of Journalism and Graphic Communication and Robert W. Taylor in the College of Agriculture and Food Sciences. From the release:
Kimbrough has been an advisor to a student newspaper, faculty sponsor, grant writer, fundraiser, faculty liaison to the universitys presidents office, internship coordinator, limited time manager of university relations, and a tutor. As a faculty member, Kimbrough has led courses in basic journalism, financial journalism, public relations, strategic communications, international business and cross-cultural communications. She has served as the chief of staff to the chief executive officer of DeKalb County Government (Ga.) where she successfully launched a countywide public awareness and educational campaign for successful passage of a $250 million bond referendum. In addition, she is a veteran, award-winning journalist who has served as president of the Atlanta Association of Black Journalists.
Taylor has served in various capacities such as the director of NSF/CREST Center for Forest Ecosystems Assessment; professor of Soil and Environmental Chemistry and director of the Center for Environmental Research and Training at Alabama A&M University; and acting deputy division director for Biological Infrastructure, Division of Biological Infrastructure at the National Science Foundation in Arlington, Virginia. He currently serves on the National Agricultural Research, Education, Extension and Economics Advisory Board.
Both Kimbrough and Taylor will begin at FAMU on August 13.