TALLAHASSEE, FLA. -- The Board of Trustees at Florida A and M has scheduled an emergency meeting Monday to deal with the resignation of the university president.
James Ammons submitted his own pink slip Wednesday, informing the board he'll step down in October.
The notice was received just a couple of hours before a meeting of the Board of Trustees.
The board had already scheduled a conference call to talk about the booster budget, but they were reluctant to discuss Ammons' departure until Trustee Rufus Montgomery forced the issue.
"I don't understand what the desire is for us to continue a pattern of punting on these issues," he said.
He noted that this was not the most difficult decision the trustees have ever faced. It was a relatively uncomplicated matter of accepting a resignation.
The trustees voted to hold an emergency meeting Monday morning to discuss the resignation and the search for a replacement.
Ammons was on the phone while the trustees held their conference call, but he did not talk about his reasons for stepping down.