The race for vice president of Student Affairs is almost at the finish line.
“We originally started with 80 applicants, then we narrowed it down to eleven and now we have our top three,” said Breyon Love, student body vice president.
The dates have been selected for the three finalists to visit the Florida A & M campus. While here, they will meet with faculty, staff, and the student body. On the second day of their tour at 8:30 a.m, SGA and Orientation Leaders are scheduled to take their tour of the campus. The meeting with the student body is scheduled for 10-11 am. The second to last event is the meet with president Ammons, which is to be held from 4:15-5:15 pm.
Cherese Peters, associate vice president of enrollment services at Georgia State University, will be on campus October 10-11. Timothy Beard, vice president of student development and enrollment at Pasco Community College, will be here October 17-18. Acting dean of students Henry Kirby’s official days have been scheduled for October 19-20.
The candidates will be taking a tour of the university, as well as meeting with president Ammons and the VP search committee. The committee is looking at what each applicant can bring from his or her universities in an effort to better FAMU.
Love said he is looking for someone with new ideas and a new vision for the university.
“Picking the right candidate is extremely important because it deals with everything that is essential to student life,” Love said.
The vice president is in charge of campus recreation, financial aid, FAMU department of public and many other areas of the school, all of which are areas that need improvement and also heavily impact student life.
“This hiring process is important because financial aid is a huge issue at the school,” said Tangiere Crawford-Green, a third-year music performance student from Alexandria, Va.
Some students at the university are excited about the visit and have their own ideas about who would make a good fit for the university.
“The person chosen should be able to make logical decisions and not be biased,” Crawford-Green said.
Students can submit questions they would like to ask the candidates during their visit to email@example.com. The deadline for these questions is Friday at 5 p.m. And for more information on the schedule of events you can visit to the Student Union, Room 206.