FAMU's famed Marching 100 remains on suspension, but for the first time in more than a year the university will have a band director who will oversee its marching and pep bands.
Larry Robinson, FAMU's interim president, is scheduled to introduce the new band director at a press conference this morning at Lee Hall.
Four finalists were identified in November to fill the position vacated by Julian White, who was placed on paid leave in the aftermath of the hazing death of Marching 100 drum major Robert Champion in November 2011. White retired in April.
Three of the four finalists, including current assistant band director Shelby Chipman, are FAMU alumni and former Marching 100 members.
The only candidate who didn't attend FAMU is Gregory Drane, a graduate of FAMU's athletic rival, Bethune-Cookman University.