Shakeup at the Nursing School at Florida A&M University

Ruena Norman was named interim dean of the School of Nursing at Florida A&M University. This is the second time Norman has been called upon to take over the responsibilities of dean.

The former dean, Mary Ella Graham, received a letter from university president James Ammons just before Christmas, telling her, “You are hereby notified of a change-in-assignment and removal of administrative duties as dean effective immediately.” She was assigned as a full professor at the school. Her employment contract expires on July 1.

University officials would say only that the move was a “personnel action.” JBHE attempted to contact Professor Graham, but she was unavailable for comment.