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College of Law Hires Director of Information Technology

July 22, 2010

Orlando, Fla. – The Florida A&M University (FAMU) College of Law recently announced the hiring of Shashi Persaud as the new director of Information Technology (IT) after a national search. 

Persaud has more than 11 years of experience as a director of IT in both Tallahassee and Central Florida, and carries extensive technical and management experience specializing in software, hardware and network connectivity issues.  He has served as a senior IT administrator for both the Department of Homeland Security and the First District Court of Appeals in Tallahassee.  He most recently served as director of IT for the Osceola County Department of Health.

“Mr. Persaud emerged as the top-ranked candidate in a pool of strong applicants,” said Dean LeRoy Pernell.  “I am pleased that he has agreed to share our vision for the FAMU College of Law where he is already making a difference.”

Persaud is a graduate of Flagler College and holds an M.B.A. from Florida State University.

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The FAMU College of Law was founded in 1949 on the main campus in Tallahassee.  After graduating 57 lawyers, the law school was closed by the state of Florida in 1968. The Florida Legislature voted to reopen the law school in 2000 and Orlando was selected as the location. The re-established FAMU College of Law opened its doors in 2002 and is now housed in a state-of-the-art facility in downtown Orlando’s Parramore neighborhood.  The FAMU College of Law received full accreditation from the American Bar Association in July 2009, and is ranked number one in the nation for Diversity by U.S. News & World Report.

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