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 future!

Shawnta Friday-Stroud, Ph.D.
Vice President, University Advancement
Executive Director, FAMU Foundation, Inc.