Business & Education
4:46 pm
Wed May 14, 2014

Letters Outline Tension Between ASU Leaders

Two members of the Alabama State University board of trustees have questioned university President Gwendolyn Boyd's understanding of the school's  governance structure.
Two members of the Alabama State University board of trustees have questioned university President Gwendolyn Boyd's understanding of the school's governance structure.
Credit John Hopkins University

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.

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.

Dean wrote a letter to Boyd April 28 saying the board is concerned with the way Boyd has managed her interaction and relationship with the board, and that a state statute authorizes the board to approve all personnel moves.

Boyd says she's been responsive to the board and called Dean's claims unfair and inaccurate.