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FAMU President Delivers State of the University Speech

September 9th, 2007 by flanews

      Florida A&M University, the state’s only public historically black university, is suffering from dropping enrollment, accounting irregularities and the threat of losing its accreditation.
But the new president says he’s close to getting the school’s financial house in order.
      Inside a packed house, the new president of Florida A&M, Dr. James Ammons, delivered his state of the troubled university address Friday.
     “This chapter is over,” Ammons said.
     Dr. Ammons, a FAMU graduate, laid out a 10 point plan for the school. The top priorities, getting rid of accounting problems and keeping academic accreditation.
     Ammons says the school will turn in its financial statements on time this month. He expects a clean bill of health by 2009.
     “It’s priority one. The accreditation is tied directly to the financial condition of the university.”
     Florida A&M students are confident that their new president is already making a difference. And they’re confident in the value of their degrees when they enter the real world.
     Corean Shelton is in her last year at FAMU. She majors in business.
     “I got a positive vibe from his speech,” Shelton said.  “I’ve been on 3 internships. After each one, I have received positive reviews. I do not find myself lacking from any other student who’s attended any of the Ivy League schools. I’m right there where they are.”
     Kristofer Smith, another FAMU student, agreed.
     “FAMU students are known all around the country, especially in the pharmacy program,” Smith said.  “It’s highly respected around the country.”
     While hopes are high, Ammons has to deliver if the school is to be saved.
     More than 11,000 students attend Florida A&M University.

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