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FAMU makes the bold move of choosing its first female president ever

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Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU)  has announced that it is soon planning the inauguration of Dr. Elmira Mangum, who will be the school’s first ever female president.  She will also be the 11th president of the prestigious university, which is now 127 years old.

The new president is going to be sworn in on October 3 of this year, but her tenure began on April 1st.   The university is also planning a major donor drive to raise scholarship money for its students.   The festivities are to include the Inaugural Scholarship Gala on October 3rd as well.   The school hopes to raise $500,000 in its efforts to educate more African American youth.

“My presidency represents a new chapter at FAMU, a narrative that to be truly successful needs the united efforts of the FAMU community to affirm the university’s future as a ‘Best in Class’ global institution,” Mangum said. “With this in mind, there is no better way to celebrate this important moment in our history than to have all Rattlers home to join together and help continue FAMU’s rich legacy with the overarching goal of raising funds and awareness to support scholarships and other key institutional priorities.”

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