Former NC Central Chancellor: “I accept full responsibility”

James Ammons, who now heads Florida A&M University, said today that he is ultimately responsible for the satellite campus of NC Central that operated for four years at an Atlanta church. UNC offiicals are investigating. The Raleigh News & Observer reported on the existence and demise of the campus earlier this week, with UNC President Erskine Bowles saying this:

I can think of no justifiable reason why the former NCCU leadership would have completely ignored and failed to abide by the appropriate approval process in creating this program,” UNC system President Erskine Bowles said late last week in a statement e-mailed to The News & Observer. “Such action is contrary to all university policy. To say the least, it is very disappointing. We are working closely with Chancellor [Charlie] Nelms and his new leadership team to examine the various academic, legal, and financial questions associated with this Georgia-based program.”