Florida A&M University President Larry Robinson, Ph.D., received a favorable grade in his latest evaluation from the Board of Trustees.
According to material released for the Aug. 6 BOT meeting, President Robinson received an overall average grade of 4.4 out of 5, which is above average. He received grades of 4 and above for every category except fundraising, for which he received a 3.9 grade.
Of the 11 trustees, all completed the survey – a 100 percent response rate. The evaluation instrument was approved by the trustees on April 28, 2020.
The 2019-2020 evaluation comprised of seven factors; two of which (Financial Management and Relations) contain sub-factors bringing it to 11 areas.
Each trustee rated the president’s performance on a 5-point scale: 5 for superior; 4 above average; 3 average; 2 below average; 1 poor.
The seven factors are: Annual Priorities and Goals; Strategic and Academic Leadership; Organizational Management; Financial Management ; Fiscal Administration; Fundraising; Communication; Relations- Internal and External Relations; Board and Governance Relation; Personal Values.
Each factor includes an open-ended question to gather detailed feedback. Two open-ended questions regarding the President’s performance conclude the survey.
Among the highlights for which President Robinson was lauded was FAMU’s score on the Board of Governor’s Performance Based Funding (PBF) metrics. The University achieved its highest overall score of 73 points on the PBF metrics, which exceeds the goal established for 2020. FAMU was eligible to receive $13.3 million in PBF this year.
“Excellent job at year over year improvement and achieving the highest PBF score in FAMU’s history,” one trustee said.
“I commend the President and administration for their continued focus on the university system’s performance funding goals, which highlight successful student outcomes and contribute to a stronger university,” another trustee wrote.
“Strongly considered superior as this is the best performance the University has posted in the model,” another trustee wrote in the evaluation.
Read the evaluation.