Following in the footsteps of our founders, FAMU and our FAMUly (faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends) must perform boldly beyond measure to contribute to "FAMU Rising." With the same uncommon sense of greater purpose and commitment to excellence in every endeavor, we must make every decision based on the knowledge that the students of today and tomorrow are depending on us, and we are depending on them to solve complex issues and provide premier service to our society.
As we build on our foundation for the next 100+ years of service, we must position ourselves academically and fiscally, to ensure that FAMU rises as delineated in the University's Strategic Plan - FAMU Rising. The six areas of strategic priority are:
1) Exceptional Student Experience;
2) Excellent and Renowned Faculty;
3) High Impact Research, Commercialization, Outreach, and Extension Services;
4) Transformative Alumni, Community, and Business Engagement;
5) First-Class Business Infrastructure; and
6) Outstanding Customer Experiences.
Therefore, we are committed to working hard to continue to seek your financial support and leverage your networks to assist us with meeting and exceeding the goals set forth in the University's Strategic Plan.
FAMU Rising is our ultimate goal. I look forward to working with you to ensure FAMU's future!
Shawnta Friday-Stroud, Ph.D.
Interim Vice President, University Advancement
Executive Director, FAMU Foundation, Inc.