TALLAHASSEE, FLA. -- A vote of no-confidence came ringing down Thursday on Florida A&M University President James Ammons.
The board of trustees voted 8-4 to approve the measure, which is essentially a condemnation of the way Ammons has handled the FAMU hazing scandal, which was triggered by the death of Marching 100 band member Robert Champion.
Eleven members of the marching band have since been charged with felony hazing in the beating death of Champion.
Ammons has declared he will not step down and says he will correct any problems.
The no confidence vote came the same day the board approved or endorsed many of the changes Ammons had proposed for the Marching 100 in order to eliminate hazing.
Ammons, who took over as FAMU president in 2007, signed a contract extension last year.