GAINESVILLE, Fla. – During last week’s meeting, the Florida Board of Governors appointed education policy consultant T. Nicole Washington as the newest member of the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) Board of Trustees.
Her appointment, lasting for a term of five years (2015-2020), is subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate and attendance of Board orientation.
“We look forward to working with Trustee Washington to achieve our vision to become a best-in-class university,” said President Elmira Mangum, Ph.D. “Ms. Washington brings with her not only a passion for higher education, but also extensive knowledge in educational policy and research. We are excited to have her join the FAMU family.”
Washington, a native of Akron, Ohio, specializes in higher education policy, student financial aid, government relations, and education research (equity, finance, and funding). She currently serves as a state higher education policy consultant for the Lumina Foundation. Washington also served the State of Florida as the associate director of Governmental Relations for the Board of Governors, and as an education government analyst in the Governor’s Office of Policy and Budget.
“I appreciate the opportunity to serve. I look forward to working with the Board and the Administration to move the needle and ensure that FAMU continues to provide a high-quality education to students, meets its goals for performance metrics, as well as achieves its vision to become a best-in-class, land-grant university with a global presence,” Washington said.
Washington’s community involvement includes participating in Leadership Miami, working with the Miami Children’s Museum’s education programs, and serving as a mentor for the Women of Tomorrow Mentor and Scholarship Program. She received her bachelor’s degree from Princeton University and her master’s degree in comparative education with a focus on policy from Teachers College, Columbia University.
Washington fills the seat left vacant after Trustee Marjorie Turnbull’s term ended in January.