FAMU President Robinson Earns Above Average Rating on BOT Evaluation

August 15, 2022
President Robinson
FAMU President Robinson Earns Above Average Rating on BOT Evaluation

Florida A&M University President Larry Robinson, Ph.D., earned a 4.48 out of 5.0 or an above average rating on his annual evaluation from the Board of Trustees.

“I must convey my sincere thanks to the FAMU Board of Trustees and commend our administrative and academic leaders, faculty, students, and staff for all of their hard work during the past year. This evaluation reflects the strength of our partnership and shared commitment to student success,” Robinson said. “Our ascension is a direct result of our focus on strategic priorities. We are excited about the future and direction of FAMU as we march toward the top 100 national public universities.” 

The trustees are expected to vote on the president’s evaluation at their October meeting ahead of Robinson’s annual contract renewal in December.

Trustees, convening for their retreat and quarterly Board meeting in Orlando Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, graded Robinson highest on personal values – 4.7 out of a possible 5.0. 

One trustee described Robinson as a leader with “solid core values and a champion for FAMU” and a “great role model.”

Trustees graded Robinson 4.6 on such areas as Board and governance relations, fundraising, communication, and internal and external relations. 

In the area of fundraising, the University raised more than $24 million, a record, surpassing the $12.2 million goal. At least $21 million of the amount was new cash, which is the second consecutive year being the most cash raised in one year in the University’s history, Robinson said in his self-evaluation, Robinson said on his self-evaluation.

On the issue of communications, a trustee noted that Robinson is a “strong communicator who makes and takes the time to ensure all are informed regarding current University business or how they can support University business.”

The self-evaluation also noted some key areas of success. The second-year retention rate increased from 86 percent to 89.1 percent, reflecting that almost nine out of 10 freshmen returned for their second year.