The Florida A&M Board of Trustees has issued a vote of “no confidence” against FAMU president James Ammons.
The vote was 8-4.
“I hear you loudly and clearly," Ammons said after the vote. "I understand there are measures I have to take, as president of the university, to fix things. And I will fix them."
The vote followed a series of investigations into the university following concerns over the hazing death of a member of the band and drum major Robert Champion. The vote also related to financial audits that resulted from the hazing investigation.
Champion, 26, died last year because of "hemorrhagic shock due to soft tissue hemorrhage, due to blunt force trauma," the Orange County medical examiner said.
More than 2,000 pages of police interviews with witnesses and defendants who were aboard the bus on the day of Champion's death paint a picture of a darkened bus where three band members, including Champion, were hazed.