Monday, June 13, 2016

FAMU AD Overton ‘proud’ of fundraising efforts in first year at the helm

TALLAHASSEE, Florida -- It’s been nearly a year since Milton Overton Jr. was named Florida A&M’s athletic director.

In that time, he’s made several quality-of-life improvements within the department – like hiring an leadership team to oversee various sports – and wholesale changes like shifting (and firing) certain personnel. He also reacquired game-day parking from the Rattler Boosters.

In a 13-page Power Point presentation that was part of documents given to the university’s Board of Trustees, Overton outlined his first year at the helm of the department and provided details on his future goals.

Overton said FAMU’s athletic department is “trending up,” especially from a financial standpoint. The report shows a projected increase in athletic revenue – from $3.5 million in 2015-16 to $5.7 million in 2016-17.

Revenue generated by the department would account for 64 percent of the overall budget.


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