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Edington named new provost

By Isis Climes | News Editor
On October 14, 2018

Maurice Edington named new Provost
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On Thursday, October 4th, Florida A&M President Larry Robinson selected Maurice Edington as the college’s new Provost.

Edington served as the Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs in 2012 and was appointed vice president for Strategic Planning, Analysis and Institutional Effectiveness in 2017 -- both times by President Robinson.

According to, Division of Academic Affairs, as the new Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Edington’s responsibility stretches over the academic operations of 12 schools and colleges at the university.  In addition to that, he is responsible for the growth, development and expansion of the various academic programs, teaching and research activities, educational support agencies and the effective and efficient administration of public service.

Edington said President Robinson chose him for FAMU’s provost position because of his qualifications in his previous work experiences.

When President Robinson met with me to offer the position, he indicated that he felt that I was the best candidate for the position based on my set of professional experiences and credentials,” said Edington.

Edington’s intentions as Provost is to further assist President Robinson in improving FAMU’s status and increasing the institution as a whole.

As the University’s next Provost, my plans are to assist the President in enhancing FAMU’s status as a leading comprehensive doctoral research institution and top-ranked HBCU. Increasing student success, promoting academic excellence, supporting faculty development, and improving operational efficiency will be top priorities for my administration,” said Edington.

As the founding Dean of the College of Science and Technology, Edington understands the importance funding plays in further assisting its students.

My plans are to work to ensure that each of FAMU’s colleges and schools receive adequate funding in support of their respective missions and strategic priorities,” said Edington.

Edington has served in a number of roles leading up to his induction as Provost.

I have been employed in a number of administrative and leadership positions at FAMU over the past 20 years, which have all aided in my preparation for the Provost position. These roles include serving as a Vice President, Dean, Department Chair, Program Director, Accreditation Liaison, and Principal Investigator on many grants and projects,” said Edington.

Edington is proud to take the initiative as the new Provost and can’t wait to begin working in his new position.

I am very honored and humbled  to have the opportunity to serve as FAMU’s next Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. I want to thank President Robinson for his faith in me and I look forward to working with all of the FAMU stakeholders as we continue our ongoing efforts to strengthen and enhance the University.”

Edington’s position will be effective Monday, October 8, 2018.

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