Eight faculty members from FAMU's renowned business school were let go as the school undergoes reorganization.
FAMU spokeswoman Lanedra Carroll says the eight faculty members were from SBI's professional development program, which prepares students for corporate networking.
Business students say the changes come as the school is preparing for accreditation.
The school is currently one of the five university programs in need of a dean.
"I think we can sum it up in a word on what's going on here, and that's change. Change is inevitable, and that is what is happening here. We think it is going to be a change for the better. We will have a permanent president. We will have good deans in their positions, and FAMU is headed nowhere but up,” says Carroll.
Other programs without a dean include the College of Education, College of Pharmacy, School of Nursing and College of Law.
Interviews are currently underway to fill those vacancies. The hope is that most of the vacancies will be filled before the fall semester.