Elmira Mangum

Elmira is now serving as the CEO of EM Plus 3, LLC, a group focused on organizational redesign, leadership, budgeting, and planning in higher education. She is also a professional coach and mentor to aspiring leaders. Having recently completed a sabbatical year with Washington University in St. Louis as a distinguished scholar in residence and several months with University of Pennsylvania Center for Minority Serving Institutions she remains committed to the principle of education as a human right. As the eleventh university CEO, she made history as the first permanent female president of Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU). Dr. Mangum, as a change agent, planner, and leader, has served at the executive level of nationally recognized organizations of higher learning for more than 35 years. Prior to her appointment at FAMU, Dr. Mangum served as vice president for planning and budget at Cornell University, as senior associate provost at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, vice provost at the University at Buffalo, and operations specialist at the University of Wisconsin-Extension Geological and Natural History Survey. She also held faculty appointments at Cornell’s Johnson School of Management, the UNC Chapel Hill School of Government, and the UB Graduate School of Education. Among the many honors and recognitions Dr. Mangum was named to EBONY magazine’s “Power 100” list. She received the Trailblazer Award presented by the Oasis Center for Women & Girls, and received the Women of Distinction Global Leadership Award in Education from the organization Celebrating Women International.