TALLAHASSEE, FL (WTXL) -- Florida A&M University President Elmira Mangum had her first convocation at FAMU. She assured the university that the state of the university is good, but also stressed that she wanted to achieve many more goals.
Students had been eager to here Mangum's thoughts. “This is a new season. Please remember that nothing can stop us from achieving our goals but us.” She said.
Mangum said that Florida A&M University has an economic impact not only in Tallahassee but in the entire state of Florida. "I would say the state of this university is good and we're on the road to more excellence. FAMU's economic impact is $500M in Florida and the Black Television News Channel housed at FAMU will have a $34 million economic impact on Tallahassee."
Florida A&M University Senior Millier Mason said, “We have had some up and down years recently, and she seems to be very proactive in making changes within the University.
Student Alex Barnes showed more excitement for president Mangum's new customer service program. “Hopefully this provides faster resolutions to problems that shouldn’t take as long,” Barnes said.