Florida A&M University Names Its Next President

MangumThe board of trustees of Florida A&M University has named Elmira Mangum as the 11th president of the historically Black educational institution in Tallahassee. When she takes office, she will be the first woman to serve as permanent president in the 126-year history of the institution.

“Dr. Mangum brings to FAMU the experience, expertise and energy needed to lead the university into the next phase of its great legacy,” said trustee Karl White, chair of the presidential search committee. “She emerged from a noteworthy pool of applicants as the candidate who the board believes is the best fit for this pivotal season in the university’s history.”

Since 2010, Dr. Mangum has served as vice president for planning and budget at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. She also served on the faculty at the Johnson School of Management at Cornell. Earlier in her career, she was senior associate provost at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, vice provost at the University at Buffalo in New York, and operations specialist at the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

Dr. Mangum is a graduate of North Carolina Central University in Durham, North Carolina. She holds two master’s degrees from the University of Wisconsin and a doctorate in educational leadership from the University at Buffalo.

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