By George Howell, CNN
(CNN) – The Florida A&M University president's resignation went into effect Monday after the school's board of trustees accepted his request to step down from the job immediately.
President James Ammons originally said in a resignation letter that he would retire in October.
His departure comes more than seven months after a drum major for the university band died following a hazing incident. Robert Champion, 26, died after being beaten during a hazing ritual on a band bus after a football game in Orlando, Florida.
Champion's family said last week that "the rampant culture of hazing found at FAMU would not and could not be eradicated without some major housecleaning of those who turned a blind eye to the problem."
Ammons waived a 90-day notice of resignation Monday that would have kept him on staff through October.
In June, the trustees passed a no-confidence motion in Ammons' performance by an 8-4 vote.
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