|Dr. James H. Ammons|
TALLAHASSEE, Florida -- Former Florida A&M University President James Ammons announced Sunday that he will remain as a faculty member rather than accept the position of provost at Delaware State University.
Ammons and his wife, Judith, were expected to be given a send-off by Bethel AME Church’s Pastor Julius McAllister and church members during its 7:45 a.m. Sunday service, which Ammons and his wife usually attend.
When asked to come forward, Ammons did so. He then said he and his wife had decided to remain in Tallahassee, where Ammons holds a tenured position as a professor of political science.
Ammons could not be reached for comment on Monday or Tuesday. McAllister was traveling on Tuesday and not immediately available for comment.
FAMU did confirm that Ammons had a signed annual contract with the university for the upcoming school year.