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Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University President

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) is pleased to announce its search for the 11th President of the institution. The President is the chief executive officer of the University and reports to the FAMU Board of Trustees, which is appointed by the Governor and the Board of Governors of the State University System of Florida. FAMU’s annual budget is approximately $384 million and it has research awards that total over $53 million. FAMU has an enrollment of almost 11,000 students and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges. As a Doctoral Research University, its academic organization is within 14 colleges and schools. FAMU offers 54 bachelor’s degrees, 28 master’s degrees, and 12 doctoral degrees which include 11 Ph.D. programs as well the Doctor of Public Health degree. The University’s campus expands over 419 acres in Tallahassee and has several satellite campuses including the College of Law in Orlando and the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, which has several locations.

The Board of Trustees will consider candidates both within and outside academia. Advanced academic credentials including a terminal degree are desired; however, an extraordinary business or government profile will be considered also.

The desired leader should have a proven track record of building an accomplished, talented, and diverse senior leadership team and understands their role as leader, in a corporate model of an historic academic institution. The President should demonstrate progressively responsible administrative/managerial experiences, understands changing trends in higher education and their impact on student financial aid, recruitment, retention, and graduation rates.

Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc. is assisting the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University Board of Trustees in the search for the University’s 11th President. Applications and nominations are now being accepted; review and screening will continue until an appointment is made. Application materials should include a résumé or curriculum vitae, a letter addressing how the candidate’s experiences match the position requirements, and contact information for at least five references. Individuals wishing to nominate a candidate may contact the search firm via phone or in writing and provide the name, position, address, and telephone number of the nominee. Applications and letters of nominations should be submitted to:

Marion Frenche, Principal
Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc.
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University - President
42 Business Centre Drive, Suite 206
Miramar Beach, Florida 32550
Phone: 850-650-2277 / Fax: 850-650-2272
Email: marionfrenche@greenwoodsearch.com

For more information about Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, please visit: http://www.famu.edu

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University is an equal opportunity/equal access University. Successful candidate is subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks and verification of education. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 850-599-3076.

This search is being conducted under Florida law, including the Sunshine law and public records law.