James H. Ammons Chosen as Next President of Florida A&M University

As predicted by JBHE several months ago, the board of trustees of Florida A&M University, the historically black educational institution in Tallahassee, has voted to offer the presidency of the institution to James H. Ammons. Ammons currently serves as chancellor at North Carolina Central University in Durham. The board had narrowed the field of candidates to three and approved the Ammons nomination by a narrow vote of 7-6.

Ammons is a graduate of Florida A&M and spent 18 years there as a faculty member and administrator. In 2001 Ammons was provost and vice president for academic affairs when he left to take over as chancellor of North Carolina Central University. Ammons holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from Florida State University.

He will finish the academic year in North Carolina before assuming his duties at Florida A&M.