Finalists make pitch for hazing position


The three people who want to be Florida A&M’s special assistant for anti-hazing will be interviewed today.

The special assistant to the president will maintain a database and compile statistical hazing-related reports and other data requests for external or internal entities per the request of the President. The special assistant will also monitor the maintenance of official records of anti-hazing agreements, police reports, judicial reports, and longitudinal hazing data.

The position, created along with a music department compliance officer in June, was allocated a budget of nearly $1 million to operate.

Students, in addition to the search committee, deans, faculty and staff, are encouraged to interview the candidates: Glenn Sapp, Bryan Smith and Ebony Edwards.

Sapp is the assistant chief of police in Quincy. He has held other positions in law enforcement, including patrol division commander, assistant division commander for the Tallahassee Police Department and supervisor for the robbery investigators in the Leon County Criminal Investigations Division.

Smith is an adjunct professor at Strayer University in Morrow, Ga. He has held positions as a mediator for B.F. Smith Mediation Services, LLC, appointee for the board of ethics in DeKalb County, Ga., and as a law clerk for the Office of the Solicitor General in Atlanta.

Edwards is a consultant for Edwards and Patel in Baltimore, Md., and has been executive director for Waverly Main Street Inc., junior client manager/apprentice for Q-2 Sports and Entertainment Agency and law clerk for the state of Maryland Office of the Public Defender. 



Students can interview the candidates in room G-12 in SBI’s North Wing. Sapp’s interview is scheduled for 10:30. to 11 a.m.; Smith from noon to 12:30 p.m.; and Edwards from 3 to 3:30 p.m.

The Search Committee will interview Smith in room 422 of SBI’s South Wing from 9:30 to 10 a.m.; Edwards from 10:30 to 11 a.m.; and Sapp from 11:30 a.m. to noon.

Deans, faculty and staff will interview the candidates in room 447 of SBI’s North Wing. Sapp’s interview is scheduled from 10 to 10:30 a.m.; Smith from 11:30 a.m. to noon; and Edwards from 2:30 to 3:00 p.m.