Assistant Research Administrator | FAMU
Tommeron D. Timmons is an Assistant Research Administrator in the College of Agriculture and Food Sciences (CAFS) at Florida A&M University (FAMU). Tommeron has a diverse background in Contracts Administration and Grants Management; he has been instrumental in the development of navigating the grants management and contracts process for the past 17 years. Currently, he is responsible for the management and oversight of Land-Grant Research and Scholarship Programs. Land-grant universities are higher education institutions in the U.S. designated by a state to receive the benefits of the Morrill Acts of 1862 and 1890. He also directly assists researchers secure grant funding and maintaining compliance once funded; lastly, he has taken an active role around staff development and training and various ad hoc committees. Through his role as a member of the 100 Black Men of Tallahassee Area, Inc. and Advisor of the Collegiate 100 Chapter at FAMU he has been actively involved in the development of students. He is National Treasurer for the national society of Minorities in Agriculture Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS). Tommeron is a graduate of Florida A&M University and resides in Tallahassee, Florida.
Overview: There is no more important position in the success of a 100 Black Men of America's Collegiate 100 program than the volunteer chapter or campus advisor who serves as a role model and mentor. There are many benefits to having an advisor. Advisors maintain continuity within the Collegiate chapter from year to year, providing a sense of history, acting as an advocate for our Collegiate members, and they can also provide helpful resources and knowledge. The goal of this session is to share the Collegiate Advisors’ responsibilities, share best practices and discuss the DO's & DON'T of a Collegiate 100 advisor.