Alabama State University http://apr.org en Governor Asks 2 ASU Trustees To Resign http://apr.org/post/governor-asks-2-asu-trustees-resign <p></p><p>Gov. Robert Bentley has asked two of the top trustees at Alabama State University to resign.</p><p>Bentley sent letters Tuesday to Chairman Elton Dean and Vice Chairman Marvin Wiggins asking them to resign by Thursday afternoon. Bentley says their resignations would be in the best interest of the university. Bentley serves as president of the Alabama State board by virtue of his office.</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:44:59 +0000 The Associated Press 56276 at http://apr.org Governor Asks 2 ASU Trustees To Resign Alabama State SGA Leaders Asks 2 Trustees to Resign http://apr.org/post/alabama-state-sga-leaders-asks-2-trustees-resign <p>The president of the <font color="red">Alabama</font> State University Student Government Association has sent a letter asking the chairman and vice chairman of the board of trustees to resign.</p><p></p><p>SGA President Darren Dubose said Monday the SGA Cabinet decided it was time to act when an accrediting agency sent the university a warning letter and noted that Chairman Elton Dean and Vice Chairman Marvin Wiggins had relatives with university contracts. Dubose also noted that Moody's Investor Services downgraded the university's bond rating during their tenure.</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:41:57 +0000 Associated Press 56233 at http://apr.org Alabama State SGA Leaders Asks 2 Trustees to Resign Alabama State Picked For Historic March Exhibit http://apr.org/post/alabama-state-picked-historic-march-exhibit <p></p><p>The National Park Service has chosen Alabama State University in Montgomery as the location for the third and final interpretative center along the Selma-to-Montgomery National Voting Rights Trail.</p><p>The park service and university President Gwendolyn Boyd signed a memorandum of understanding Monday. The signing comes one year before Alabama plans to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1965 march.</p><p>Several sites in the capital city competed for the interpretative center, but officials said community support and resources clinched it for ASU.</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 21:09:23 +0000 The Associated Press 56197 at http://apr.org Alabama State Picked For Historic March Exhibit ASU Committee Discusses Financing, Accreditation http://apr.org/post/asu-committee-discusses-financing-accreditation <p><font color="red">Alabama</font> State University officials have outlined initial steps they plan to take to recover from a credit downgrade and are looking for more information on specific things the school needs to do to respond to warning from an academic accreditation agency.</p><p></p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 11:17:35 +0000 Associated Press 55474 at http://apr.org ASU Committee Discusses Financing, Accreditation ASU President Responds to Moody's Credit Downgrade http://apr.org/post/asu-president-responds-moodys-credit-downgrade <p><font color="red">Alabama</font> State University officials say they're committed to revamping administrative processes to respond to a recent credit downgrade and a warning from an accreditation agency.</p><p></p><p>In a statement Monday, ASU President Gwendolyn Boyd said the school's recent credit downgrade by Moody's Investor's Service is the third in almost nine months and she considers it a "very serious issue."</p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 11:38:40 +0000 Associated Press 55330 at http://apr.org ASU President Responds to Moody's Credit Downgrade Accrediting Agency Issues Warning to Alabama State http://apr.org/post/accrediting-agency-issues-warning-alabama-state <p>An accrediting agency has issued a warning to <font color="red">Alabama</font> State University for failing to comply with several accreditation standards.</p><p></p><p>The Montgomery Advertiser <a href="http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/story/news/local/2014/06/21/sacs-issues-warning-alabama-state/11219323/" target="_blank">reports</a> the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools issued the warning to ASU late last week, saying the school hasn't complied with standards on board of trustees governance, financial stability and Title IV funding issues.</p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 01:13:03 +0000 Associated Press 54377 at http://apr.org Accrediting Agency Issues Warning to Alabama State Civil Rights Center To Stay At Alabama State Univ. http://apr.org/post/civil-rights-center-stay-alabama-state-univ <p></p><p>A civil rights interpretive center will remain on the Alabama State University campus for now, following a vote by the Montgomery City Council.</p><p>WAKA-TV reports that after some debate, the council voted not to reconsider the location. The station reports that the National Park Service selected ASU as the site of the center in 2011.</p><p>Montgomery City Councilman Tracy Larkin has proposed a resolution to reconsider the current location at Alabama State, favoring a site along the Selma to Montgomery March route.</p> Wed, 21 May 2014 20:55:24 +0000 The Associated Press 52413 at http://apr.org Civil Rights Center To Stay At Alabama State Univ. Letters Outline Tension Between ASU Leaders http://apr.org/post/letters-outline-tension-between-asu-leaders <p></p><p>Two members of the Alabama State University board of trustees have questioned university President Gwendolyn Boyd's understanding of the school's governance structure, and Boyd has called claims they've made against her intimidation and harassment.</p><p>A series of letters obtained by the Montgomery Advertiser outlines a disagreement between Boyd and board members Elton Dean and Marvin Wiggins. The issue arose after Boyd distributed a revised organizational chart just before a late April trustee meeting.</p> Wed, 14 May 2014 21:46:26 +0000 The Associated Press 51951 at http://apr.org Letters Outline Tension Between ASU Leaders University Bars President From Campus Cohabitation http://apr.org/post/university-bars-president-campus-cohabitation <p></p><p>An Alabama university is barring its new president from living with any romantic interest in the campus home provided her as long as she remains unmarried.</p><p>A contract signed by Gwendolyn Boyd to become head of Alabama State University in Montgomery prohibits her from sharing her presidential home with any partner. The contract notes Boyd is single and requires her to live in the house. It says the no-cohabitation clause is in effect as long as Boyd isn't married.</p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 21:58:39 +0000 The Associated Press 44962 at http://apr.org University Bars President From Campus Cohabitation Contract Approved For New Alabama State President http://apr.org/post/contract-approved-new-alabama-state-president <p></p><p>The trustees of Alabama State University have approved a two-year contract that pays new President Gwendolyn Boyd $300,000 annually.</p><p>The board, including Gov. Robert Bentley, approved the contract unanimously Friday. It includes benefits, such as a president's home.</p><p>University spokesman Ken Mullinax said Boyd will start Feb. 1. She has been executive assistant to the chief of staff of the Applied Physics Lab at John Hopkins University.</p><p>She replaces Joseph Silver, who left in late 2012. He had an annual salary of $325,000, but only served a few months.</p> Fri, 03 Jan 2014 22:13:39 +0000 The Associated Press 44356 at http://apr.org Contract Approved For New Alabama State President Ross Seeks Re-Election After Not Getting ASU Post http://apr.org/post/ross-seeks-re-election-after-not-getting-asu-post <p></p><p>Democratic state Sen. Quinton Ross of Montgomery is seeking re-election after not being selected president of Alabama State University.</p><p>Ross was one of three finalists interviewed by the Alabama State trustees Friday, but they chose Gwendolyn Boyd from John Hopkins University.</p><p>Shortly after the selection, Ross announced he will run for a fourth term next year. Ross said he was thankful to be nominated to the Alabama State position, but he looks forward to continuing to represent his Montgomery County constituents.</p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 21:50:03 +0000 The Associated Press 43668 at http://apr.org Ross Seeks Re-Election After Not Getting ASU Post Alabama State Trustees Chose Boyd As President http://apr.org/post/alabama-state-trustees-chose-boyd-president <p></p><p>The trustees of Alabama State University have selected Gwendolyn Boyd as the university's new president.</p><p>The board voted Friday after interviewing three finalists at the Montgomery university. The other finalists were retired Brigadier Gen. Samuel Nichols and Democratic state Sen. Quinton Ross.</p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 21:41:52 +0000 The Associated Press 43667 at http://apr.org Alabama State Trustees Chose Boyd As President Trustees To Vote On Alabama State President http://apr.org/post/trustees-vote-alabama-state-president <p></p><p>Alabama State University trustees will soon vote on the next president of the university.</p><p>The trustees are scheduled to take up the matter at a meeting Dec. 20. A notice from the Alabama Secretary of State indicates that the board will meet to vote on the next president.</p><p>Members of a search committee last week interviewed three finalists for the job: state Sen. Quinton Ross Jr. of Montgomery; Gwendolyn Boyd of John Hopkins University; and retired Brig. Gen. Samuel Nichols Jr. of Virginia Friday afternoon.</p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 21:40:20 +0000 The Associated Press 43251 at http://apr.org Trustees To Vote On Alabama State President Panel Names 4 Finalists For Alabama St Presidency http://apr.org/post/panel-names-4-finalists-alabama-st-presidency <p>A search committee has released the names of four finalists seeking the presidency of Alabama State University.</p><p>The list made public Wednesday includes state Sen. Quinton Ross of Montgomery and Gwendolyn Boyd of Montgomery, who had a long career at John Hopkins University.</p><p>The other finalists include retired Brig. Gen. Samuel Nichols of Virginia, a former deputy commander at Guantanamo Bay, and the business dean at George Mason University, Jorge Haddock.</p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 22:12:42 +0000 The Associated Press 41168 at http://apr.org Panel Names 4 Finalists For Alabama St Presidency Lawmakers OK More Money for Alabama State Audit http://apr.org/post/lawmakers-ok-more-money-alabama-state-audit <p>State lawmakers have approved another $50,000 for the company conducting a forensic audit at Alabama State University.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; A panel of lawmakers on Thursday approved the latest request for money for the independent audit. The Montgomery Advertiser reports (http://on.mgmadv.com/1dM10Ag) that the increase could take the total cost for review up to $650,000.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; Jennifer Ardis, a spokeswoman for Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley, said the auditing process is taking longer because of difficulty in gaining access to needed information.<br> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 13:01:18 +0000 The Associated Press 37380 at http://apr.org Lawmakers OK More Money for Alabama State Audit