Board of Trustees Agrees to Monday Meeting about Ammons

Florida A&M’s Board of Trustees agreed Wednesday to a “prompt meeting” on the resignation of President James H. Ammons. This “emergency call-in” meeting on Monday, July 16, is scheduled for 9 a.m.

They were discussing budget matters when Trustee Rufus Montgomery first presented the option to the board.

“We must be able to provide the leadership necessary to discuss this grave issue,” said Trustee Narayan Persaud.

“it is so important that we cannot wait,” said Montgomery. “We all have a right to understand what that means given this time in our history.”

“Give the group some space for people to participate,” Chairman Solomon Badger said.