Florida A&M University’s Board of Trustees Chairman has announced he will be stepping down as head of the school’s governing body. Following two failed attempts Thursday to fire FAMU President Elmira Mangum, Rufus Montgomery notified all 12 trustees in a letter Friday he would leave the chairman post but remain on the board until his term runs out in January. Montgomery indicated he could not effectively lead a divided board. The board was split in its wish to fire Mangum, voting 7 to 5 then 6 to 6 on separate motions. Continue reading in the Tallahassee Democrat.  
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Friday, 23 October 2015 00:00

Episode 34: Lean On Me

THE ROTUNDA - This episode follows the bitter power struggle at Florida A&M University as students march to the state capitol, calling on Gov. Rick Scott to intervene after the attempted firing of FAMU President Elmira Mangum. As students rallied in support of Mangum, Florida Times Union reporter Tia Mitchell tells the backstory on Mangum’s ongoing and contentious battle with members of the university’s Board of Trustees.
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