FAMU President Commends Trustee Who Voted to Oust Her for His Time on the Board

Posted at 6:11 PM, Oct 29, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-29 14:54:34-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - FAMU President Dr. Elmira Mangum is thanking former Board of Trustees member Dr. Spurgeon McWilliams for his time at the University. 

This comes after McWilliams voted twice last week to oust Mangum from the University's top spot. 

In a statement released today, Mangum commended McWilliams for his five years of services as a member of the Trustees and chair of the Facilities Planning Committee. She highlighted his efforts opening the state-of-the-art FAMU Village and in the construction of the up and coming Pharmacy Phase II building. 

"His wisdom and oversight played a key role in many other key renovations and constructions that have helped to improve our academic offerings, research facilities, and campus beautification efforts," Mangum said Thursday. 

McWilliams is the second trustee to step down in the past week. Rufus Montgomery resigned as Chairman of the University's governing board but remains as a member of the Trustees.