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.