FAMU Trustees Name Interim President

Trustees are searching for a replacement for James Ammons who resigned in July

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    The Florida A&M University marching band performs on the field prior to Super Bowl XLIV between the Indianapolis Colts and the New Orleans Saints on February 7, 2010 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.

    Florida A&M University trustees are putting an interim president in charge of the university as it embarks on a national search for a permanent leader.

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    Trustees on Wednesday officially confirmed Larry Robinson as interim president. Robinson will be paid $325,000 a year.

    He replaces James Ammons, who abruptly resigned amid the fallout from the hazing death of a marching band member.

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    Robinson, the FAMU provost, was named interim president last month during an emergency meeting but trustees wanted to confirm the choice at a face-to-face meeting.

    Robinson will not be able to apply for the permanent spot.

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