Board Votes No Bonus for FAMU President

Posted at 3:31 PM, Oct 19, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-22 06:18:34-04
 TALLAHASSEE FLA- Florida A&M University's Board of Trustees voted 8-4 against awarding President Elmira Mangum a bonus. 
The board meeting was held on Sunday, after the University's Homecoming celebration. It largely focused on the University's strategic planning efforts.
In late August, President Mangum announced plans to launch a new strategic planning process, to update and expand upon the existing 2010-2020 Strategic Plan.
The goal of the 2020 Strategic Plan is to lead to the University towards becoming “internationally recognized as a premiere land grant and research institution committed to exemplary teaching, research, and service” as expressed in the vision statement.
The new plan is expected to respond to the changes that are occurring in higher education.
Former University Presidents were also in attendance and contributed to a Strategic Planning and Visioning Session. 
The 8 to 4 vote against President Mangum's bonus further highlights the tension between her and the board. 

In July, almost half of Florida A&M University's Board of Trustees said Mangum was failing to meet expectations in most of the areas in a preliminary evaluation posted on the school's website. Evaluation areas included strategic and education leadership as well as organizational and financial.

The board's evaluation came after Mangum was asked to grade herself in these same categories. She graded herself as meeting or exceeding expectations in all areas.