FAMU Launches Health Professions Program to Produce Impactful Healthcare Leaders

October 30, 2022

Florida A&M University has announced its Health Professions Program, aimed at attracting, enrolling, retaining, and graduating top scholars and high achievers in healthcare professions. The program will employ a centralized approach to recruitment through innovative engagement, co-curricular activities, and educational workshops. FAMU's Health Professions Program aims to increase awareness of the university's suite of programs in healthcare professions and promote the "FAMU Health" brand. The program will focus on Nursing, Physical Therapy, and the 6-year Pharm. D. program, offering academic support to "pre"-professional and professional students to improve retention and licensure passage rates. FAMU's Health Professions Program also seeks to foster leadership skills in future practitioners through classroom instruction, clinical experiences, and student-centered programming.

Meet the Team

Augustus E. Mitchell


Augustus E. Mitchell is the Director of Health Professions at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU). He has 15 years of experience in higher education ranging from advisement, recruitment, instruction, training, and program development.

Mr. Mitchell received his MS degree in Applied Social Sciences with a concentration in Public Administration from FAMU. In graduate school, he was designated as a global scholar receiving certification in Global Security and International Affairs while studying abroad visiting twelve (12) countries studying their transportation infrastructure’s impact on economic development. Mr. Mitchell received his BS in Sociology from FAMU while acquiring his teacher certification in Social Sciences Education (6 – 12).

 Mr. Mitchell serves an advisor for on-campus mentoring programs targeting males and college completion. He is an active speaker with the Southern Association of College Admissions Counselors (SACAC) counselor workshops. Mr. Mitchell has been newly appointed to the Florida Department of Education Test Development Center where he will serve as a committee member on the Statewide Assessment and Bias Sensitivity Committee.


Kelsey Holland

Kelsey Holland is Mississippi Native and a dedicated Higher Education professional. She currently serves as the Coordinator of Health Professions. Prior to her role as Coordinator, Kelsey served as Coordinator of Admissions for Florida A&M University College of Law, where she led recruitment strategies and initiatives to identify aspiring law students across the world. She also worked at her alma mater, Mississippi University for Women, in undergraduate admissions and recruitment.

Kelsey has worked for nearly seven years collectively in Admissions and Recruitment and focuses on serving those who may not have the proper exposure to higher education. While serving in her new roles, she plans to prioritize recruitment efforts and foster key relationships, whether it be with students, alumni, or other constituents. Kelsey is an Ed.D. Educational Leadership and Innovation candidate at St. Thomas University. She holds a Master of Public Administration from Walden University and a Bachelor of Science in Public Health Education from Mississippi University for Women.

Winslyn Parrish

Winslyn Parrish is one of Florida A&M University’s Academics Affairs for Health Professions coordinators. She is a Spring 2022 graduate of FAMU with a bachelor’s of general health science. Ms. Parrish decided to continue her higher education at FAMU and is currently a Master of Health Administration candidate who has high hopes of becoming a Chief Executive Officer of a regional hospital one day.

In her undergraduate career, Ms. Parrish served in various capacities of recruitment. She was the Miss Junior Attendant of the Royal Court from 2020-2021, a first-year experience peer mentor, and a Presidential Ambassador, all serving our University and the entire Tallahassee community. Winslyn was chosen as a 2022 College Woman of the Year by Glamour Magazine and is honored along with large celebrity names.

In the course of her time, Winslyn’s love for Florida A&M University has been strengthened by her experience of service and her ability to translate why she chose FAMU to incoming students.