TALLAHASSEE, FL – The Florida Board of Governors appointed Orlando-based business executive John Crossman as the newest Florida A&M University Board of Trustees member on June 22, announced by the University. A longtime FAMU supporter, Crossman is the chief executive officer (CEO) of Crossman Career Builders, which provides resources and scholarships for college students and young professionals.
Crossman is also a member of the FAMU Foundation Board of Directors and a frequent guest speaker to FAMU School of Business and Industry (SBI) students. He endowed the Crossman Scholarship. Another Crossman donation pays for a FAMU graduate to pursue a master’s degree in real estate at the University of Florida. Crossman founded Club REAL to introduce real estate concepts and investing to FAMU students.
“Florida A&M University has been the greatest producer of innovative leaders in Florida over my lifetime,” said Crossman. “I am deeply honored to be in a position to serve and support that legacy.”
“I commend the Florida Board of Governors on the appointment of John Crossman. We appreciate Mr. Crossman for his vigorous support for HBCUs and its students, who have endowed funds to FAMU and Jackson State,” said HCF Founder, President & CEO Demetrius Johnson, Jr. “With John’s proven leadership, I am confident that his expertise will be a transformational asset to the continued success of FAMU.”
Crossman was appointed to fill the seat left vacant following the death of Trustee Thomas W. Dortch, Jr. earlier this year. His appointment is subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate. The term expires on January 1, 2026.