Gwendolyn Boyd new ASU president http://apr.org en 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 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