MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Gov. Robert Bentley says his office has commissioned an independent forensic audit of the finances and other activities at Alabama State University. Bentley said Friday the Birmingham-based firm Forensic Strategic Solutions will conduct the audit. The audit comes after the university's trustees suspended the school's new president, Joseph Silver, last month after he raised questions about the school's contracts and finances. Bentley says he is still negotiating a price for the audit. He says he made the decision after being asked by students, faculty and others at Alabama State. Bentley says university officials agreed with his decision. Bentley is a trustee of Alabama State, but is pursuing the independent audit in his role as governor.