Bro. Michael Smith named Interim Athletic Director at Florida A&M University

Florida A&M University (FAMU) Wednesday named Bro. Michael Smith as interim athletic director following the resignation of Kortne Gosha. The University plans to conduct a swift national search to find a permanent replacement.

This will be Bro. Smith’s second time serving as the interim director of Athletics. The former Rattler football player served in the role from June 2013 to April 2014.

Bro. Michael Smith

Bro. Smith, a Spring ’85 initiate of the Beta Nu Chapter, graduated with a bachelor’s degree in accounting from FAMU in 1985. He is married to the former Loretta Footman, also a FAMU graduate. The Smiths have four adult children and several grandchildren.

“We want to keep the momentum going,” Smith said of his interim role. He pointed to the upcoming graduation of 27 student-athletes as a reason to celebrate.

“It speaks to our mission,” Smith said. “We will continue to build and enhance those things that help us to be successful in maintaining an outstanding championship program. More importantly, we want to make sure the department continues to model ‘Excellence with Caring’ on behalf of the University.”

In more than 25 years with the University, Smith has also served as the associate director of Athletics for Internal Operations, director of Business and Auxiliary Services, Title IX chairperson, an auditor with FAMU’s Inspector General’s Office, and the business manager for the Division of Student Affairs.

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