FAMU Board of Trustees Extends Interim President Larry Robinson’s Contract

Yesterday, the Florida A&M University (FAMU) Board of Trustees voted unanimously to extend the contract of Interim President Larry Robinson, Ph.D.

The contract is effective September 15, 2017 through September 14, 2018.

“The unanimous vote is not only another signal of our confidence in the current leadership of Dr. Robinson and his team, but it is also a continuation of our journey toward making a good and thoughtful decision on selecting the next permanent president of Florida A&M University,” said Board of Trustees Chair Kelvin Lawson. “Extending Dr. Robinson’s contract gives us time to weigh our options, post the next Board of Governors’ meeting, to determine if we will conduct a national search or ask Dr. Robinson to continue his work as the permanent president. The Board is committed to making the best decision for our university.”

Dr. Robinson expressed his appreciation for the confidence and support of the trustees and reiterated his commitment to serving the University.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to continue to serve this great institution as interim president and humbled by the vote of the Board of Trustees,” said Robinson. “I remain dedicated to working with our faculty, staff, students, alumni, and supporters to ensure that the goals of the University are successfully accomplished.”

Dr. Robinson has served as the interim president since September 15, 2016, and previously served in the capacity from July 2012 to April 2014 and in 2007.

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