McCoy resigns from FAMU Board of Trustees

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By: Amy Robinson | WCTV Eyewitness News
August 1, 2017

Major General (Ret.) Gary McCoy / Photo: FAMU

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- Florida A&M University's Board of Trustees has announced that Trustee Major General (Ret.) Gary McCoy has resigned.

Board Chair Kelvin Lawson announced McCoy's resignation on Tuesday, issuing the following statement:

It is with much regret that I announce that Florida A&M University (FAMU) Trustee Major General (Ret.) Gary McCoy has decided to resign from the FAMU Board of Trustees. The decision was made for personal reasons and reached after consultation with his family and much prayer.

Trustee McCoy provided significant value and contributions to our board and his presence will be missed. The retired U.S. Air Force general was a driving force in crafting a plan for our board evaluation process and served as chairman of the Governance Committee.

During my conversation with Trustee McCoy, he stressed how honored he was to have the opportunity to serve on FAMU’s board and support the FAMU family, after being appointed in 2015. He also shared his pleasure with the direction the board is heading and voiced his regret that he cannot stay engaged and finish his appointment, which was scheduled to end in 2020.

Trustee McCoy approached his board assignments with tremendous sincerity and great humility. He made one request, and that is for us to stay in touch with him to provide key updates about the University.

Trustee McCoy has been in contact with Governor Rick Scott’s office, which accepted his resignation on July 31. The governor’s office will quickly begin the process of working to find a replacement for Trustee McCoy.

McCoy was appointed to the Board of Trustees in December 2015.

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