The board of trustees of Florida Memorial University in Miami Gardens has appointed Castell Vaughn Bryant as acting president. The appointment was made when interim president Michelle Howard-Vital took an emergency medical leave. Dr. Howard-Vital was named interim president of the university in August when president Roslyn Artis left to become president of Benedict College in South Carolina.
Dr. Bryant has served as interim president at Florida A&M University and interim vice president for academic affairs at Bethune-Cookman University. She has also been president of the North and Medical Campuses of Miami-Dade College.
Dr. Bryant holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Florida A&M University. She earned a doctorate from Nova Southeastern University.