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FAMU Board of Trustees Calls Emergency Meeting

FAMU
Posted at 3:34 PM, Oct 21, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-22 06:34:07-04

TALLAHASSEE, FL (WTXL) -- The Florida A&M University Board of Trustees have been called into an emergency meeting Thursday morning. According to the meeting's agenda, they're expected to discuss financial irregularities involving University President Elmira Mangum. 

Mangum responded to those allegations Wednesday night. You can read her response here.

According to the board's documents, Mangum is accused of approving more than $370,000 in renovations to the President's House. Something, which Mangum claims she did not approve.

Other documents, found in the board's agenda, claim some of Mangum's top hires may have received bonuses using money appropriated by the state legislature, which is against the law.

She says she has not properly misused funds when giving bonuses to administrators. Mangum claims the bonuses were authorized by her office, and there was an error in a recent bonus, but it was later discovered and corrected.

Mangum says she's saddened by her relationship with the board of trustees: "I write this response as a last-ditch effort to truly reset and work with this board on actually moving FAMU forward. I have in good faith tried my hardest to increase communication and to be open and transparent."

Thursday's meeting is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. The public can access the meeting by tuning into WANM-FM 90.5 or by logging onto www.famu.edu/famcast/