St. Aug's president a semifinalist for Florida A&M's top job

From staff reportsJanuary 3, 2014 

— Dianne Suber, president of St. Augustine’s University is one of six educators being considered to replace James Ammons as president of Florida A&M University, according to media reports.

According to the Orlando Sentinel newspaper, the number of applicants for the president’s post at Florida A&M was slashed to six on Friday, when a university committee picked the semifinalists.

The six candidates are to be interviewed by members of FAMU's presidential search committee in Orlando on Monday.

The new president, who might be named late next week, will replace former President James Ammons.

Ammons, the historically black university's 10th president, abruptly resigned last year amid a scandal over hazing and other problems.

According to the Sentinel, the other remaining job candidates are:

• Elmira Mangum, a vice president at Cornell University.

• John Maupin Jr., president of Morehouse School of Medicine.

•John Price, former founding president of University of North Texas at Dallas.

• T. Joan Robinson, a vice president at Morgan State University.

• Woodrow Whitlow, a former associate administrator of mission support at NASA Headquarters.

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