Florida A&M University (FAMU) President Larry Robinson, Ph.D., has announced the appointment of W. Rebecca Brown as chief financial officer (CFO)/vice president for Finance and Administration, effective immediately.
Brown succeeds Gloria Walker, Ed.D.
“Rebecca Brown has the qualifications and commitment to serve FAMU in this important role. She ably demonstrated this as interim CFO/VP during those rugged early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are looking forward to her continued leadership as we forge a new era of excellence at Florida A&M University,” Robinson said.
A FAMU alumna, Brown has filled various senior roles during her 24-year tenure with the University. She served as interim CFO/VP for Finance and Administration from July 2021 until June 2022.
Brown has been assistant vice president for Finance and Administration in charge of Business & Auxiliary Services. In that role, Brown provides oversight of Dining, Bookstore, Rattler Card, Business Center, Snack Vending, Drink Vending, Laundry and Commercial Solicitation. She was responsible for more than 150 staff and contracted personnel and a consolidated operating budget of about $33 million.
As CFO/VP for Finance and Administration, Brown oversees Human Resources, Facilities Planning and Construction, which includes Plant Operations and Maintenance, the Budget Office, Comptroller’s Office, Procurement Services and Business and Auxiliary Services.
“I’m happy for the confidence placed in me,” said Brown, who earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from FAMU. “We will bond together and get the job done.”