Alabama State President
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Fri December 21, 2012

ASU, Suspended President Agree To Separation

Alabama State University and President Joseph Silver agree to mutual separation.
Alabama State University and President Joseph Silver agree to mutual separation.
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Alabama State University trustees have formed a mutual separation agreement with suspended university President Joseph Silver.


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.


Silver was placed on paid administrative leave Nov. 26 after officials said he tried firing executive vice president John Knight — a state representative from Montgomery.


Trustees voted 8-1 to accept the agreement and one member chose not to vote.


The school will now launch a search for a replacement president.


Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.