President Miller: Job well-done

I must commend Trustee Miller for the leadership and courage that he displayed at the historic Sept. 28, 2004 FAMU Board of Trustees Meeting. Regardless of whether students agreed or disagreed with his position, I must say that I respect him as a person, leader and, most importantly, my fraternity brother.

When a tough and crucial issue arose with the ousting of our University President, President Miller stood up and represented the voice of alumni, faculty, parents and, most importantly, the FAMU student body. As his Student Government colleague, I understand that instances demand thorough research, sympathetic understanding and difficult decision-making. When I ponder this situation, a quote from President Woodrow Wilson comes to mind; “A man is not as big as his belief in himself; he is as big as the number of persons who believe in him.”

I feel safe in speaking on behalf of the student body in saying that we believe in Miller, my brother, and stand by him during this critical time in our University’s history.

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