Members in charge of allowing public involvement in the search for a new president at FAMU are getting closer to finalizing plans. A website, among other things are in the works.
FAMU's Presidential Search Marketing and Communications subcommittee held its third meeting Wednesday, September 19. The group is responsible for getting information out to the public, and from the public, regarding the search of a new president at FAMU.
The Marketing and Communications subcommittee will hold two public forums to allow FAMU supporters and the public to get involved in the search for a new FAMU President, giving people a chance to express their concerns and give input on who they want to be Dr. James Ammons' successor.
Dr. Ammons resigned in July in the wake of the November hazing death of drum major Robert Champion.
One community member says she appreciates the committee involving the public.
Tallahassee resident: "It helps the public to know that they are trying to resolve this issues over at FAMU; to keep us informed informed and to let us know that they are doing the best that they can and they will get this thing resolved and everybody can move forward."
The subcommittee is also using a survey to ask FAMU trustees, faculty, alumni, and supporters what questions they'd like the search committee to ask candidates applying for university president.
The survey will be posted on a website that will be designed to keep track of the search process. The committee hopes to launch the website by October 6th.
The first public forum will be held in Tallahassee on October 11th from 6 to 8 pm. The location has not been announced yet. The second public forum will be in Orlando at FAMU's College of Law on October 27 from 10am to noon.