Tallahassee, Fla. — Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) President Elmira Mangum has named Milton Overton as the new director of intercollegiate athletics.
Overton comes to FAMU after six years at the University of Alabama, where he served as the senior associate athletics director heading up the department's technology efforts, and seven years at Texas A&M University, where he served as an associate athletics director overseeing six sports teams and information technology.
Mangum launched a national search to fill the position after the resignation of Kellen Winslow and death of Nelson Townsend. The director of the intercollegiate athletics oversees 16 intercollegiate programs, and the University's corrective action plan to improve academic progress for five teams that are currently on academic probation.
"Florida A&M University’s passion for excellence in academics and athletics clearly align with my personal mission to inspire young leaders to make a difference in our nation and around the globe. I believe that a first-class education combined with a great student-athlete experience helps mold champions in the classroom, in life, and on the field." Overton said. "FAMU has a great group of student-athletes, coaches, and staff in place, and I am eager to get to work. Also, I look forward to meeting the Board of Trustees, faculty, staff, alumni, Rattler fans, and the Tallahassee community to see how we can collaborate to advance the mission of FAMU through athletics. I want to thank President Mangum for the opportunity to join the FAMU family. I can promise—confidently—to deliver the kind of results necessary to live up to the rich legacy of this premier University.”