Message from the Vice President
Welcome to the University Advancement website. We are excited to support Florida
A&M University's (FAMU) 130+ years of dedicated service to the state, the nation,
and the world!
FAMU is ever grateful for the support and unwavering commitment and dedication displayed
by our alumni, FAMU family and friends. It is because of your support that FAMU is
the consistent choice for America’s best and brightest students. Known as the premier
institution for educating African Americans and persons of all races, ethnicities,
and nationalities; as well as nationally recognized as one of the largest producers
in the nation of African Americans with advanced degrees, FAMU has continuously embraced
its destiny and has become the premier institution of higher learning - dedicated
to the advancement of knowledge and the empowerment of citizens and communities.
Following in the footsteps of our founders, FAMU and our FAMUly (faculty, staff, students,
alumni and friends) must perform boldly beyond measure to contribute to "FAMU Rising."
With the same uncommon sense of greater purpose and commitment to excellence in every
endeavor, we must make every decision based on the knowledge that the students of
today and tomorrow are depending on us, and we are depending on them to solve complex
issues and provide premier service to our society.
As we build on our foundation for the next 100+ years of service, we must position
ourselves academically and fiscally, to ensure that FAMU rises as delineated in the
University's Strategic Plan - FAMU Rising. The six areas of strategic priority are:
1) Exceptional Student Experience;
2) Excellent and Renowned Faculty;
3) High Impact Research, Commercialization, Outreach, and Extension Services;
4) Transformative Alumni, Community, and Business Engagement;
5) First-Class Business Infrastructure; and
6) Outstanding Customer Experiences.
Therefore, we are committed to working hard to continue to seek your financial support
and leverage your networks to assist us with meeting and exceeding the goals set forth
in the University's Strategic Plan.
FAMU Rising is our ultimate goal. I look forward to working with you to ensure FAMU's
Shawnta Friday-Stroud, Ph.D.
Vice President, University Advancement
Executive Director, FAMU Foundation, Inc.