Florida A&M University (FAMU) Vice President of University Advancement George Cotton has resigned his position, effective January 5, 2018. Cotton also served as executive director of the FAMU Foundation.
FAMU President Larry Robinson, Ph.D., has appointed FAMU School of Business and Industry Dean Shawnta Friday-Stroud as interim vice president of University Advancement. The FAMU alumna has served as the permanent dean of FAMU’s nationally recognized business school since February 2010. Additionally, she served as one of the co-chairs of the Strategic Planning Workgroup that helped develop the University’s five-year strategic plan, “FAMU Rising.”
Friday-Stroud earned her bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in business administration from SBI and a doctoral degree in business administration from Florida International University. Hudson Nwakanma, Ph.D., chair of SBI’s Department of Management and Marketing will serve as SBI’s interim dean during the transition.