TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida A&M University president James
Ammons, who has been under fire since the hazing death of a
marching band member, is immediately stepping down from his job.
Ammons has reached an agreement with FAMU's governing board to
resign effective on Monday.
Last week, Ammons submitted a resignation letter that stated his
resignation would not take effect until Oct. 11.
allowed him to give 90 days notice to the FAMU board, but Ammons
waived the provision in exchange for getting paid bonuses.
Ammons came under fire in the wake of the hazing death of drum
major Robert Champion. Trustees have complained about a lack of
oversight of the famed Marching 100 band as well as lax management
on other issues at the university.