[Dallas, TX – January 27, 2015 ]
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) President Elmira Mangum, Ph.D., was honored yesterday as the “Person of the Year” by The Capital Outlook newspaper.
Each year, The Capital Outlook Editorial Board selects an individual who is making a profound impact on the quality of life in the Big Bend area and beyond. In announcing the award, the Board highlighted President Mangum’s efforts to bring hope and inspiration to Floridians and throughout the nation.
“Her selection as the 11th president and first permanent female president of FAMU signals a new day in higher education. The higher education and academic communities across America proudly salute Dr. Mangum, who has the gifts and skills to transform FAMU into a stronger and bolder university in this 21st century.”said Rev. Dr. R.B. Holmes Jr., publisher and president of the newspaper.
“I am honored to receive this award from an organization with a great legacy of educating and empowering our community,” Mangum said. “This honor is not taken lightly, as it inspires me to continue to seek out the resources necessary to ensure that our low-wealth citizens have access to a high-quality and affordable education.”
For more information, contact The Capital Outlook at (850) 681-0990.
FAMU was the Tom Joyner Foundation 2014 January School of the Month
FToday, FAMU continues its mission to be a best-in-class, land-grant institution with a global reach that focuses on science, technology, research, engineering, agriculture, and mathematics (STREAM). FAMU is listed by U.S. News & World Report as the nation’s top public historically black college or university (HBCU) for 2015, and was recognized among the 2014 U.S. News & World Report “Best National Universities.” It is listed among The Princeton Review’s “Best in the Southeast” colleges.