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FAMU’s President On Probation Extension

December 12th, 2007 by flanews

Leaders at the states only public historically black university are optimistic about the future, despite another blow to the school’s reputation. At a meeting in New Orleans on Tuesday, an accrediting board voted to extend Florida A&M Universitys probation for another six months. On Wednesday afternoon, FAMUs president addressed the latest news.

Our academic programs are as strong as they have ever been,” said James Ammons, FAMU’s president. “And if you take a look across this campus at graduates from our program, you will find that those graduates are not only competing, but they are winning out there in the global marketplace.

President James Ammons believes that the accrediting board might have lifted the probation if the school had one more week to present the most recent state financial audit. It showed that FAMUs books were in order for the first time in three years.

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