Board of Governors approves reappointment of FAMU Interim President Larry Robinson

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By: Julie Montanaro | WCTV Eyewitness News
November 9, 2017

Larry Robinson / Photo: FAMU

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- A vote on Thursday could pave the way for Larry Robinson to become the Florida A&M University president, permanently.

The Board of Governors approved Robinson's reappointment as interim president through September 2018.

It also granted a waiver requested by FAMU's Board of Trustees, meaning the university can skip the national presidential search that's usually required.

By: WCTV Eyewitness News
September 13, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- The Florida A&M University Board of Trustees has voted to extend the contract of Interim President Larry Robinson, Ph.D.

The Board voted unanimously on Tuesday.

“The unanimous vote is not only another signal of our confidence in the current leadership of Dr. Robinson and his team, but it is also a continuation of our journey toward making a good and thoughtful decision on selecting the next permanent president of Florida A&M University,” said Board of Trustees Chair Kelvin Lawson. “Extending Dr. Robinson’s contract gives us time to weigh our options, post the next Board of Governors' meeting, to determine if we will conduct a national search or ask Dr. Robinson to continue his work as the permanent president. The Board is committed to making the best decision for our university.”

Dr. Robinson's new contract is effective September 15, 2017 through September 14, 2018.

Dr. Robinson said in a statement, "I am honored to have the opportunity to continue to serve this great institution as interim president and humbled by the vote of the Board of Trustees. I remain dedicated to working with our faculty, staff, students, alumni, and supporters to ensure that the goals of the University are successfully accomplished."

Dr. Robinson has served as the interim president at FAMU since September 15 of last year. Dr. Robinson previously served in the capacity from July 2012 to April 2014 and in 2007.

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