Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University President
Celebrating 125 years of “Excellence with Caring,” Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) embarks upon 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 $320 million and it has research awards that total over $53 million. The President has broad delegated responsibility for all operations of the institution, including overall leadership and articulation of the mission and goals of the university to both internal and external constituencies. As CEO, the President will evaluate, manage, and promote sustainable growth, enhance and improve academic programs and facilities, identify new and expand existing resources, and strengthen the technological infrastructure.
As a Doctoral Research University, its academic organization is within 14 colleges and schools. FAMU offers 62 bachelor’s degrees, 39 master’s degrees, and 11 doctoral degrees which include chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, biomedical engineering, physics, pharmaceutical sciences, educational leadership, public health and environmental sciences; as well as three (3) professional doctorate degrees. FAMU has an enrollment of more than 12,000 students and is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges. The University sponsors 18 athletic programs, and is a member of the NCAA and the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. The University’s campus expands over 419 acres in Tallahassee, the capital of Florida, and has several satellite campuses including the College of Law in Orlando and the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences has a local site as well as sites in Miami, Jacksonville, Tampa and Crestview.
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 should understand his/her 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.
HOW TO APPLY
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. A letter addressing how the candidate’s experiences match the position requirements is recommended.
Applications and letters of nominations should be submitted to:
Marion Frenche, Executive Search Consultant
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
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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.