FAMU Trustees Critical of President Mangum in Evaluation

Posted at 5:44 PM, Jul 16, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-22 06:18:34-04

TALLAHASSEE, FL (WTXL) -- Almost half of Florida A&M University's Board of Trustees said President Elmira Mangum is failing to meet expectations in most of the areas in a preliminary evaluation posted on the school's website today.

Mangum, who has been president of FAMU since last April, was judged in ten categories, including strategic and education leadership as well as organizational and financial management.

Five of the 12 trustees said Mangum did not meet expectations in more than five categories. Among these categories are organizational management, personal characteristics and values, and internal relations.

Trustee Robert Woody said, "The president's failure to communicate with all members of the board has stifled her effectiveness to achieve the goals, objectives and, above all, an operational working plan for the university."

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

The board will meet Tuesday concerning the presidential evaluation.