Ammons resigns as President of Florida A&M University. University responds to Champion family lawsuit

Dr. James Ammons

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By News 20 at Five staff:

On Wednesday, FAMU President announced his resignation from Florida A&M University.  In a letter, Ammons states “after considerable thought and conversations with my family, I have decided to resign for my position as president in order to initiate my retirement on October 11, 2012. Following the presidency, I will continue my work on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) initiatives as a tenured full professor on our great faculty.”

Ammons went on to say,” when the next president experiences her or his transition in, she or he will very likely find additional challenges, albeit not nearly to the extent of that which I faced at the outset, or those I am no facing.”

On the same day as Ammons’ resignation, FAMU released the following  statement regarding the lawsuit filed by the family of deceased FAMU drum major Robert Champion: “We have known for quite some time that the family intended to file suit.   Our hearts and prayers still go out to the Champion family.  We are unable to comment further due to the pending litigation surrounding this matter.”

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Posted on July 11, 2012, in News. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I wish you the best in your new role, i also hope the University come out of this adversity stronger and wiser. (go-go RATTLER”S)


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