The school's governing board — which held an emergency conference call to discuss Ammons' resignation — voted in favor of the deal and named FAMU Provost Larry Robinson as interim president.,Waterproof Leather Boots
The death of 26-year-old Robert Champion unraveled the hazing culture at the university,Timberland Boots Mem, specifically within the famed Marching 100 band. Trustees have complained about a lack of oversight of the band as well as lax management on other issues at the university.
Eleven FAMU band members face felony hazing charges,Timberland Boots Sale, while two others face misdemeanor counts for alleged roles in Champion's hazing. They have pleaded not guilty. Meanwhile, Champion's family has sued the university.
The band has already been suspended until 2013. And there are still two investigations under way,Timberland Boots, including a probe by the Florida Board of Governors into whether university officials ignored past warnings about hazing prior to Champion's death
Interim president Robinson had previously served in the administration of President Barack Obama as assistant secretary of commerce for oceans and atmosphere at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. He also briefly served as the top official in charge of FAMU back in 200,Timberland Shoes, before Ammons was appointed president.