Alabama State University Joseph Silver http://apr.org en 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 Alabama State Trustee Kathy Sawyer Resigns Post http://apr.org/post/alabama-state-trustee-kathy-sawyer-resigns-post <p>Officials say Alabama State University trustee Kathy Sawyer has resigned from the institution's board.</p><div><p>The Montgomery Advertiser reports (<a href="http://on.mgmadv.com/VlnTTq">http://on.mgmadv.com/VlnTTq</a> ) that Sawyer submitted a letter of resignation to Gov. Robert Bentley on Jan. 13.</p><p>She stated in her resignation letter that she was unable to fulfill her responsibility "in a manner that benefits both the university and me personally."</p> Thu, 24 Jan 2013 15:09:15 +0000 The Associated Press 23688 at http://apr.org Alabama State Trustee Kathy Sawyer Resigns Post ASU Trustee Resigns From Board http://apr.org/post/asu-trustee-resigns-board <P>The lone Alabama State University trustee to vote against a separation agreement with former president Joseph Silver has resigned.</P> <P>Kathy Sawyer did not provide Gov. Robert Bentley with a reason for her resignation, but says she does not believe she can make any contributions to the school's board of trustees. Wed, 23 Jan 2013 23:13:15 +0000 The Associated Press 23656 at http://apr.org ASU Trustee Resigns From Board Emails Reveal Spat Involving Former ASU President http://apr.org/post/emails-reveal-spat-involving-former-asu-president <P>The week prior to being placed on administrative leave, former Alabama State University President Joseph Silver got into a public disagreement with two administrators about the university's annual Turkey Day Classic parade.</P> <P>Emails obtained by the Montgomery Advertiser show that Silver sent an email to the trustees saying he arrived at the Thanksgiving Day parade to discover that cars had been provided for other administrators to ride in the parade, but not him. Mon, 07 Jan 2013 13:24:01 +0000 The Associated Press 22879 at http://apr.org Emails Reveal Spat Involving Former ASU President ASU, Suspended President Agree To Separation http://apr.org/post/asu-suspended-president-agree-separation <P>Alabama State University trustees have formed a mutual separation agreement with suspended university President Joseph Silver.</P> <P>School officials have agreed to pay Silver $685,000 to resign from his position and the agreement includes a clause prohibiting either party from disparaging the other.</P> <P>Silver was placed on paid administrative leave Nov. Fri, 21 Dec 2012 22:38:12 +0000 Ryan Vasquez 22299 at http://apr.org ASU, Suspended President Agree To Separation Governor Bentley Plans To Vote To Keep ASU President http://apr.org/post/governor-bentley-plans-vote-keep-asu-president <P>Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley says he will vote to retain Joseph Silver as president of Alabama State University unless he hears a legitimate reason why Silver should be fired.</P> <P>Bentley serves as president of the Alabama state Board of Trustees by virtue of his position as governor.</P> <P>The trustees have scheduled a meeting for 2:30 p.m. Friday and are expected to take a vote on whether to fire Silver two months after he was hired. Thu, 20 Dec 2012 23:10:36 +0000 Ryan Vasquez 22245 at http://apr.org Governor Bentley Plans To Vote To Keep ASU President Alabama State Board To Consider President's Fate http://apr.org/post/alabama-state-board-consider-presidents-fate <P>Alabama State University's board of trustees will meet Friday to consider the fate of embattled president Joseph Silver.</P> <P>The Montgomery Advertiser reported the developments after it obtained an email sent from one trustee to the board chairman.</P> <P>Silver has been on leave since Nov. Wed, 19 Dec 2012 23:03:46 +0000 Ryan Vasquez 22198 at http://apr.org Alabama State Board To Consider President's Fate Legislators Seek Money Records from Alabama State http://apr.org/post/legislators-seek-money-records-alabama-state <div><p>Three legislative leaders on education issues have asked Alabama State University for records of all contracts and payments to public officials or their immediate families.</p> Thu, 13 Dec 2012 12:37:02 +0000 The Associated Press 21902 at http://apr.org Legislators Seek Money Records from Alabama State 2 With Ties to Suspended Ala. State President Cut http://apr.org/post/2-ties-suspended-ala-state-president-cut <P>(Information in the following story is from: Montgomery Advertiser, http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com)</P> <P>Two Alabama State University employees with ties to suspended university President Joseph Silver are out of their jobs.</P> <P>University vice president Danielle Kennedy said the vice president for business and finance, Edward Patrick, and the senior assistant to the president, Joyce Outler, no longer work for Alabama State because the board of trustees did not approve their hiring.</P> <P>Patrick and Outler previously worked at Clark Atlanta University, where Silver was provos Mon, 10 Dec 2012 12:38:45 +0000 The Associated Press 21756 at http://apr.org 2 With Ties to Suspended Ala. State President Cut ASU Trustees Delay Action on Suspended President http://apr.org/post/asu-trustees-delay-action-suspended-president <p>Alabama State University trustees say they won't decide the fate of the school's suspended president because his mother died.</p><p></p><div><p>Joseph Silver's mother died Thursday night. Trustees had planned to discuss Silver at their Friday morning meeting.</p><p>Silver contends he was suspended after raising questions about financial matters at the Montgomery school, including concerns about undisclosed contracts. Silver tried to fire two top university officials.</p><p>ASU officials have denied any financial wrongdoing at the school.</p> Fri, 30 Nov 2012 17:26:26 +0000 The Associated Press 21403 at http://apr.org ASU Trustees Delay Action on Suspended President ASU Attorney: Silver Sent E-mail Firing Officials http://apr.org/post/asu-attorney-silver-sent-e-mail-firing-officials <p>A lawyer for Alabama State University says suspended President Joseph Silver sent letters by email telling two top administrators they were being fired.</p><p>Attorney Kenneth Thomas said the emails were sent Monday to executive vice president John Knight and communications director Danielle Kennedy during a meeting where a committee of the board of trustees placed Silver on paid administrative leave.</p><p>Thomas said the emails were sent at 5:37 p.m. and 5:38 p.m. Monday. Silver has said he fired Knight and Kennedy.</p> Fri, 30 Nov 2012 13:14:20 +0000 The Associated Press 21388 at http://apr.org ASU Attorney: Silver Sent E-mail Firing Officials Silver Says He Did Not Get Cooperation At ASU http://apr.org/post/silver-says-he-did-not-get-cooperation-asu <P>Suspended Alabama State University President Joseph Silver said he did not receive cooperation from top university officials concerning the school's finances.</P> <P>An executive committee of the board placed Silver on paid administrative leave Monday after Silver tried to fire executive vice president John Knight. Wed, 28 Nov 2012 23:09:27 +0000 Ryan Vasquez 21319 at http://apr.org Silver Says He Did Not Get Cooperation At ASU Panel Votes to Place New ASU President on Leave http://apr.org/post/panel-votes-place-new-asu-president-leave <P>The Alabama State University Board of Trustees voted Monday to place the school's new president on paid administrative leave.</P> <P></P> <P>The Montgomery Advertiser reports the panel recommended that Joseph Silver be placed on leave immediately. The circumstances that led to their decision were not immediately clear.</P> <P>The full board will meet Thursday at 1 p.m. Tue, 27 Nov 2012 11:52:25 +0000 The Associated Press 21215 at http://apr.org Panel Votes to Place New ASU President on Leave