Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Renee Washington Named Director of Recruitment

Florida A&M University (FAMU) recently named Renee Washington as its newest director of recruitment.

Washington, a FAMU alumna, said it feels good to be back home.

“I am so excited,” said Washington. “I love FAMU and I have always been loyal to this university. I feel it’s the best historically black college or university any student should want to attend.”

Washington is a three-time FAMU graduate. She received her bachelor’s in management and marketing in 1983; a master’s degree in applied social sciences in 1988; and a master's of education in 1994.

She has held the position as director of freshmen year experience program in the FAMU School of General Studies and as the registrar of the FAMU College of Law from 2002-2007. From 2007-2009, Washington was the faculty counselor for Hillsborough Community College: Ybor City Campus.

Washington says her wealth of experience, enthusiasm and knowledge from her previous positions will help her better serve in the current position.

“I plan to have a wider territory—going to more high schools,” Washington said of her plans. “I also want to initiate the Just One Project, where alumni and employees recruit one student to attend FAMU per year. It’s not difficult or time consuming. It will help with retention and accountability. We are out there getting the best and the brightest. It is not about I, it’s about us.”

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