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.