Hastings introduces resolution honoring Dr. Elmira Mangum as the first female president of Florida A&M University

Hastings introduces resolution honoring Dr. Elmira Mangum as the first female president of Florida A&M University

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(WASHINHGON, D.C.) – Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) introduced a resolution honoring Dr. Elmira Mangum as the first female president of Florida A&M University:

“Dr. Elmira Mangum is paving the way for women across the country to realize their dreams and achieve greatness. That is why I was proud to introduce this resolution honoring her as the first permanent female president of Florida A&M University (FAMU), one of the nation’s most distinguished Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

“She is a trailblazer who serves as a role model for men and women alike. Dr. Mangum has already made great progress in advancing the institution and this is clearly only the beginning for her.”

Joining Hastings original co-sponsors of the resolution include (eight): Reps. Corrine Brown (D-FL), Kathy Castor (D-FL), Ted Deutch (D-FL), Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Frederica Wilson (D-FL), John Mica (R-FL), Richard Nugent (R-FL), and Sheila Jackson-Lee (D-TX).

Congressman Alcee L. Hastings serves as Senior Member of the House Rules Committee, Ranking Democratic Member of the U.S. Helsinki Commission, and Co-Chairman of the Florida Delegation.

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