Former FAMU President Elmira Mangum lands new job

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By: WCTV Eyewitness News
February 16, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- Former Florida A&M University President Elmira Mangum has a new job.

She has accepted a position at the University of Pennsylvania.

She'll be a visiting scholar with the school's Graduate School of Education (GSE), researching leadership at HBCUs.

Mangum is on a year-long sabbatical at FAMU after the university did not renew her contract as president.

The University of Pennsylvania says from April to September, Mangum will be a visiting scholar at Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions and in Penn GSE’s Higher Education Division. Mangum then plans to be a Scholar in Residence at Washington University in the St. Louis School of Law before returning to the FAMU College of Education as a faculty member in 2018.

Mangum said in a news release, "I made a conscious choice to spend some of my sabbatical at the Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions and the Penn Graduate School of Education. Being there will facilitate discussions and help to provide a better understanding of the issues facing HBCUs."

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