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Author Topic: Dr. James Ammons (former NCCU and FAMU Leader) is the NEW Provost at DSU  (Read 1225 times)

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Lord have mercy on the folks at Delaware State.    :no:   :no:    :tiptoe:


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Provost (not president) is the position that he excel at. It's the position he held when FAMU became College of the Year out recruiting Harvard for national merit scholars.

If he's still on his provost game, he'll do well.

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Looks like DSU will have a satellite campus somewhere near you.  DSU will now have a killer band.

This recycling of losers has to stop.
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Good for Dr. Ammons.  Although I doubt he'll be able to duplicate the successes he's had at NCCU and at FAMU, he should be an effective administrator. 

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Provost (not president) is the position that he excel at. It's the position he held when FAMU became College of the Year out recruiting Harvard for national merit scholars.

If he's still on his provost game, he'll do well.
:nod:...................concur.

And, soflo, I would also argue that, but for the band member being hazed to death crisis, which left a slew of "casualties" in its wake, Dr. Ammons may have been well on his way to being an effective president as well.

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Strike, the only problem I had with him at FAMU is that he allowed his immediate subordinates to wield too much power over the university,  making decisions that he should have been making himself. He literally used them as a buffer between himself and the university support system.

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Provost (not president) is the position that he excel at. It's the position he held when FAMU became College of the Year out recruiting Harvard for national merit scholars.

If he's still on his provost game, he'll do well.
:nod:...................concur.

And, soflo, I would also argue that, but for the band member being hazed to death crisis, which left a slew of "casualties" in its wake, Dr. Ammons may have been well on his way to being an effective president as well.

I concur with all's being said.

Anytime you have a turn of events of that magnitude, they're going after everyone, big and little fish alike!! 
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Strike, the only problem I had with him at FAMU is that he allowed his immediate subordinates to wield too much power over the university,  making decisions that he should have been making himself. He literally used them as a buffer between himself and the university support system.

I don't know the details of your complaint.  With that being said, that's how a large university should work.  The president/chancellor is a fundraiser/visionary; while his/her team should carry the day-to-day responsibilities and execute the vision.

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I don't think that Ammons will be leaving Florida.


http://www.hbcudigest.com/report-james-ammons-to-remain-at-famu/

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Strike, the only problem I had with him at FAMU is that he allowed his immediate subordinates to wield too much power over the university,  making decisions that he should have been making himself. He literally used them as a buffer between himself and the university support system.

And he wound up taking the heat for some of their decisions when he SHOULD have avoided the problems the problems they created by handling those situations himself.....


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Ammons to remain at FAMU
Byron Dobson, Democrat senior writer 6:16 p.m. EDT July 5, 2016

DSU had announced Ammons's hiring in May

Former Florida A&M University President James Ammons announced Sunday that he will remain as a faculty member rather than accept the position of provost at Delaware State University.

Ammons and his wife, Judith, were expected to be given a send-off by Bethel AME Church’s Pastor Julius McAllister and church members  during its 7:45 a.m. Sunday service, which Ammons and his wife usually attend.

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He wanted them to match his retirement pay which is $325k/yr. They weren't willing.

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That's great news for DSU.
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Strike, the only problem I had with him at FAMU is that he allowed his immediate subordinates to wield too much power over the university,  making decisions that he should have been making himself. He literally used them as a buffer between himself and the university support system.

And he wound up taking the heat for some of their decisions when he SHOULD have avoided the problems the problems they created by handling those situations himself.....

The other side of the coin would be 'why hire people in executive positions that you don't trust to execute your vision'?  What you're describing is micro-managing.  No academic professional worth their salt wants to work under that type of leadership.

Leaders know 'the buck stops here'.  
« Last Edit: July 06, 2016, 07:30:50 AM by WileECoyote06 »

 

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