The Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) community is extremely saddened by the loss of former FAMU track star and chair of the FAMU Sports Hall of Fame Joseph Ramsey, Ph.D. Ramsey received his master’s degree in physical education from FAMU and a doctorate in administration of athletics and physical education from Florida State University (FSU).
A longtime supporter of the University and true Rattler, Ramsey provided years of tireless service to FAMU through various teaching and administrative roles, including serving the Athletics Department as its former interim director.
President Elmira Mangum, Ph.D., said the untimely passing of Joseph Ramsey is a tremendous loss to the FAMU community.
“Joseph Ramsey’s unconditional love for FAMU was shown through his years of service on behalf of FAMU students and our athletics programs,” Mangum said. “A person like Ramsey cannot be replaced, and he will surely be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends, and loved ones from FAMU and beyond during this time of mourning.”
Details of funeral arrangements will be announced as they are made available.