Florida A&M president to resign immediately
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida A&M University’s president reached an agreement with school officials to immediately resign from his post, after facing months of criticism in the wake of the hazing death of a marching band member.
Last week, James Ammons had submitted a resignation letter stating his resignation would not take effect until Oct. 11. However, he waived a provision allowing him to give 90 days notice to the FAMU board in exchange for getting paid bonuses.
The school’s board was holding an emergency meeting today to discuss Ammons’ resignation and the search for his replacement. Ammons had vowed a month ago to remain at his job, despite a no-confidence vote from trustees in June.