FAMU Leaders Commended On Improvements


By: Lanetra Bennett
November 21, 2013

Tallahassee, FL - Florida's Board of Governors is commending the interim president for correcting some of the concerns on campus.
The accomplishments are adding to the momentum of Dr. Larry Robinson's supporters.

FAMU's Interim President, Dr. Larry Robinson, says the university has implemented most of the actions that were cited in a report by the Florida Board of Governors Inspector General last year.

Robinson says FAMU has done a lot of work in regards to the anti-hazing plan, accreditation issues, and in audit and compliance, which he says was the area of concern because of incomplete audits.

He credits improvements to teamwork. "It's really because of a coordinated team effort; commitment to excellence of people who are just serious about quitting an environment where these types of issues are fixed and they stay fixed."

Because of all of the progress here at FAMU, some students and supporters say that's exactly why they'd love to see Dr. Larry Robinson become the university president permanently.

FAMU student David Carr says, "I feel like he should be a candidate so that he could continue the success, because he already has the blueprint of what needs to be done. We'd have to bring somebody else in and they have to try their way all over again, when we already have the formula to what's working."

Dr. Robinson's response: "I think the board will work expeditiously to bring to FAMU and all of our constituents who is someone that I'm sure we will all be proud of and we can all rally around to ensure FAMU's future. That's pretty much all I can say on that, Lanetra, at the time being."

Dr. Robinson says he is honored to have served the university over the past year or so.

The presidential search committee has not said if Dr. Robinson will be allowed to be a candidate for the position.


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