Florida A&M University (FAMU) recognized alumni serving in top leadership roles in education during Homecoming 2019.
Similar to last year’s recognition of “Rattlers on the Move” when the University recognized alumni who were mayors, the presidents and CEOs of colleges and superintendents of schools were applauded during this year’s festivities.
Those recognized during Convocation and the Homecoming game were:
· Timothy Beard, Ph.D., president, Pasco-Hernando State College
· Donald E. Fennoy II, Ph.D., superintendent, Palm Beach County Public Schools
· Monica Goldson, Ph.D., CEO for Prince George’s County (Md.) Public Schools
· Daria Willis, Ph.D., president, Everett (Wash.) Community College
Not only are these Rattlers at the top of their game, they made history while doing so. Fennoy is the youngest superintendent in Florida history and the first African American superintendent in Palm Beach County.
Willis is the youngest president in the state of Washington and Goldson is now superintendent of the school system she grew up attending. Before becoming president at Pasco-Hernando State College, Beard served as the first African American senior administrator at the University of South Alabama.
Those not in attendance but also represent “Rattlers at the Helm” include:
· James H. Ammons, Ph.D., vice chancellor, Southern University
· Shanna L. Jackson, Ph.D., president, Nashville State Community College
· Larry Johnson, Ph.D., president, Phoenix College
· Avis Proctor, Ph.D., president, Harper College
· The Rev. Matthew Wesley Williams, interim president, Interdenominational Theological Center