FAMU VP of University Relations Resigns

Florida A&M University’s (FAMU) Vice President for University Relations Carla Willis submitted her resignation Friday to allow her to take on a new post at The Ohio State University Medical Center in May.

Her resignation is effective April 15.

“Mrs. Willis has helped us to reassess our development efforts and position the university for a new comprehensive fundraising campaign,” said FAMU President James H. Ammons in a school-issued press statement.

Willis successfully managed the FAMU foundation through the economic downturn and established the infrastructure to launch a $50 million comprehensive campaign for the university, according to Florida A&M.

As Assistant Vice President of the medical center , Willis will have development management responsibility for several units including Heart, Neurosciences, Transplants, Ob/Gyn, Women’s Health, Personalized Medicine and Sports Medicine.

She starts her new job on May 2.

“I have truly enjoyed my professional experience at FAMU,” Willis was quoted as saying.

[Read more in Monday’s edition of The FAMUAN]