3709The lone sitting president among six semifinalists for president at Florida A&M University, and the only one with strong ties to FAMU, has had a change of heart.

Dianne Boardley Suber, president at St. Augustine’s University in Raleigh, N.C., announced Sunday she will not be joining five other semifinalists Monday at FAMU’s law school in Orlando for in-person interviews with a presidential search committee.

Suber, who grew up in Tallahassee, attended FAMU DRS and is the daughter of two former FAMU faculty members, had submitted her application for FAMU’s top job late Thursday and was one of six semifinalists selected Friday by the search panel.

“As flattering as the invitation is, I am committed to serving the students and continuing the projects, development and expansion of St. Augustine’s University,” Suber said in a release.

Still scheduled to come to Orlando Monday are Elmira Mangum, a vice president at Cornell University; John Maupin, president of Morehouse School of Medicine;John Price, the former founding president of University of North Texas at Dallas; Joan Robinson, a vice president at Morgan State; and Woodrow Whitlow, a retired NASA administrator. Read Full