TALLAHASSEE — The Florida A&M University (FAMU) Board of Trustees Presidential Search Committee is officially accepting applications for the 11th president of FAMU.

According to the criteria posted on its presidential search website, the Board of Trustees will consider candidates both within and outside academia with advanced academic credentials as well as a candidate with an extraordinary business or government profile.

“We are looking for a dynamic individual who has the ability to lead and who will help FAMU carry out its very important mission,” said Karl White, search committee chair.  “Our goal is to have a president selected before the next academic year begins.”

To apply for the position, the search committee is asking that persons contact Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc., the firm assisting the FAMU Board of Trustees in its search.

Individuals wishing to nominate a candidate may contact the search firm via telephone or in writing and provide the nominee’s name, current position, address, and telephone number. A letter on how the candidate’s experiences match the position requirements is recommended.

Applications and letters of nominations should be submitted to: Marion Frenche, Executive Search Consultant, Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc., FAMU – President, 42 Business Centre Drive, Suite 206, Miramar Beach, Florida 32550. The phone number is 850-650-2277, fax 850-650-2272, email: marionfrenche@greenwoodsearch.com

The review and screening of candidates will continue until an appointment is made. For more information, visit famu.edu/presidentialsearch.

Interim President Larry Robinson also has decided today to reopen the search for a new director of marching and pep bands in order to look at a new pool of candidates.

“We were unable to reach an agreement and we strongly feel that it is time to reopen the search to find the right fit for the task at hand,” Robinson said.  “Our goal is to continue the tradition that has made the Marching ‘100’ great, but to also ensure that students are able to thrive in the right environment free from outside pressure and influence.”

According to FAMU Interim Provost Rodner Wright, who is chair of the search committee, the university had a firm commitment last week, but the candidate had several concerns.“This search is a priority for us and we understand how critical this position is in the decision-making process about the return of the Marching ‘100,’” Wright said.