Friday, May 5, 2017
Dean of Fourth Tier Toilet Florida A&M University College of Law Gets Flushed
Pass the Toilet Paper: On May 3, 2017, the ABA Journal published a Stephanie Francis Ward piece entitled “Law school leader among four deans dismissed from Florida A&M.” Here is the full text of that article:
“The dean of Florida A&M University’s College of Law was dismissed this week after less than 18 months on the job.
Angela Feleccia Epps was replaced on an interim basis by LeRoy Pernell, a FAMU law professor who previously served as the school’s dean, the Tallahassee Democrat reports. Epps did not respond to ABA Journal’s interview request.
The law school’s bar passage rate for Florida’s February 2017 exam was 46.2 percent, according to the article. For July 2016, the pass rate was 52.9 percent, the Florida Board of Bar Examiners reported. The school’s median LSAT score is 145, according to its 509 report from 2016.
“We are taking aggressive steps to improve our bar passage rate and turn things around,” Epps told the newspaper following the February exam results. “Earlier this year, we convened a special group to work on an action plan that includes addressing student learning and preparation for succeeding in law school and passing the Florida bar exam.
Epps was one of four deans recently dismissed by the university. They remain tenured professors, according to a statement by interim provost Rodner Wright.
“This week, I will continue to meet with faculty as we review our academic programs. Interim deans are also meeting with stakeholders and students to discuss next steps as the University works to ensure that all academic units are aligned with our strategic priorities,” the statement reads.
The law school opened in 2002.
Pernell came to FAMU from Northern Illinois University’s College of Law in 2008 and held the position until 2015. The university has credited him with the law school receiving full ABA accreditation in 2009, according to an Orlando Sentinel article.
He also led the law school in 2014, when what appeared to be a brief attrition spike from the 2011-12 academic year led to the American Bar Association’s accrediting board requesting a hearing. Ultimately it was determined that the law school miscalculated its attrition rate, and the hearing was canceled.” [Emphasis mine]
Yes, your fellow cockroaches did take aggressive steps to turn things around. They flushed your ass down the toilet! In terms of improving bar passage rates, this will accomplish nothing. The trash pit first needs to stop admitting waterheads into the program. Then again, if the school had real standards, it would have shut down operations already.
Other Coverage: The Orlando Sentinel featured a Gabrielle Russon story headlined “FAMU law school dean dismissed after 16 months on the job.” Enjoy this opening:
“Florida A&M University’s law school dean is out after 16 months on the job.
FAMU announced Angela Felecia Epps’ dismissal as leader of the downtown Orlando school this week.
She is the fourth dean to be removed in two days at the Tallahassee-based university that’s undergone major leadership changes.
The deans of the education, pharmacy and journalism schools also were dismissed, according to a school statement this week.
Epps and the other deans will return to the ranks of tenured faculty members while their interim replacements have already been chosen, interim provost Rodner Wright said in a statement that did not elaborate on why they were removed.
LeRoy Pernell, who led the Orlando law school from 2008 to 2015, was named as the temporary law school dean.
Epps, a former law professor at the University of Arkansas, took over as FAMU law school dean on Jan. 4, 2016, at a starting annual salary of $252,000.
Epps was hired at a particularly turbulent time at the school, as FAMU trustees feuded with President Elmira Mangum, who eventually stepped down in September 2016.
Currently, the school is led by interim President Larry Robinson.
Last month, the latest bar passage results were released that showed FAMU’s law school dipped by 11 percentage points from a year earlier.” [Emphasis mine]
Congratulations on lasting that long as dean of this cesspit, selfish bastard. Now, you can go back to stealing a little less from taxpayers and your debt-strapped, idiotic students. Don’t worry too much: cretins will continue to apply to – and enroll in – your commode. And housecats will still work harder than “law professors” too.
Conclusion: It seems that the university may be losing money on some of their garbage academic programs. When the law schools start taking cash from the central administration, they soon notice that the pigs are paid much more than professors in other departments. Anyone dumb enough to still consider this festering pile of rat feces deserves their fate. I don’t give a damn if the school is located across the street from your home, and you get a full scholarship. DO NOT ENROLL in this fourth tier trash can, under any circumstances.
Posted by Nando at 4:50 AM