Florida A&M U's Ammons In Trouble: Trustees Express No-Confidence

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Friday, June 8, 2012

The Florida A&M University Board of Trustees handed president James Ammons a no-confidence vote Thursday in the wake of the university's hazing scandal and ongoing management troubles.

"I hear you loudly and clearly," Ammons told trustees after the 8-4 vote. "I understand there are some measures I have to take as president of this university to fix things and I'm going to fix them. This is very serious. This is very serious for the future of this university and you have my commitment to fix them and get this job done."

Ammons said he had no intention of quitting.

"This is my university and I'm committed to Florida A&M," he said to reporters after the meeting. "I came to Florida A&M University to do a job. No one said it was going to be easy."

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