Instead of staying on until his retirement in October, it was reported this morning that Florida A&M University President James Ammons’ resignation will be effective immediately.
Eyder wrote last Wednesday, it’s the hazing scandal at Florida A&M that is costing Ammons his job:
“Robert Champion, an A&M drum major in the famed ‘Marching 100’ band, died in November after going through a violent hazing ritual on parked bus. Eleven marching band members have been charged.”
Champion’s parents last week added the university to a wrongful death lawsuit they have filed.
The student-run Famuan newspaper says that “Ammons and Board of Trustees Chairman Solomon Badger agreed last night to a quick ‘transitioning out’ that means he would give up his post at the top of the university and take outstanding bonuses on his way out.”