BREAKING: Montgomery resigns as BOT Chairman

Courtesy of Context Florida

Rufus Montgomery, Board of Trustees chairman, resigned his post effective immediately Friday morning in a letter sent to the BOT.

Montgomery was elected as Chairman in April.

“In an effort to move the University forward, effective immediately, I hereby resign from my position as chair,” Montgomery said.

His resignation is following a BOT meeting where both votes to fire Florida A&M University President, Elmira Mangum, failed.

Montgomery states that in order to move FAMU forward, there must be a strong relationship between the Board chair and the president.

“The current relationship is broken and irreparable,” Montgomery said.

Mangum called the recent proceedings to terminate her contract agreemnet a “witch-hunt”, and FAMU students marched Thursday in an effort to get Montgomery to resign.

More details to come soon.