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FAMU President Appoints William Hudson, Jr. as Interim Vice President for Student Affairs

July 27, 2010

– Florida A&M University (FAMU) President James H. Ammons has appointed William Hudson, Jr. as acting vice president for Student Affairs until a permanent vice president is named.  Hudson also is chairing the search for that position.

“ I am confident that Dr. Hudson will provide strong leadership for the Division of Student Affairs during this transition period,” said Ammons.  “He has the experience and the background in higher education to help us maintain a level of excellence.”

Hudson has extensive experience counseling students with academic, personal, and career issues.  He is a specialist in the recruitment and retention of minority students and provides consulting to small colleges and universities.  As an adjunct professor at FAMU, he educates students on rehabilitation, disability, vocational training and services, community transition, and empowerment.
He is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (C.R.C.), and a member of the American College Counseling Association, National Association of Academic Advising Association (NACADA) and Florida Association Educational Opportunity Program Personnel (FAEOP), among other professional organizations.

Hudson is a native Floridian and FAMU graduate.  He received his B.S. degree in psychology and master’s degree in counseling education from FAMU. He went on to earn a specialist degree in counseling and human services and a Ph.D. in rehabilitation counseling from Florida State University.

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