Byline: Melanie Yeager
Aug. 17--Florida A&M University's Board of Trustees turned down a suggestion Thursday by President Frederick Humphries to send early applications for his job to an off-campus site for privacy's sake.
That "protects the confidentiality for the applicants," he said.
Trustees, however, decided to have applicants forward material to Carrie Gavin, the director of FAMU's Office of Equal Opportunity Programs, until a search firm is hired mid-September.
"I don't see any reason why we need a veil of confidentiality on applicants," said Chairman Art Collins in a board meeting conducted by conference call. "Those interviewed …