Alabama State
3:45 pm
Tue August 5, 2014

Ousted ASU Trustee Cites Removal As Breach

Marvin Wiggins, an ousted trustee at Alabama State University, is telling an accreditation agency his removal violates standards.
Marvin Wiggins, an ousted trustee at Alabama State University, is telling an accreditation agency his removal violates standards.
Credit The Montgomery Advertiser

An ousted trustee at Alabama State University is telling an accreditation agency his removal violates standards.

The Montgomery Advertiser reports that Marvin Wiggins has reported his own removal from the board to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Gov. Robert Bentley removed Wiggins as an Alabama State trustee citing a summer camp operated by Wiggins' wide on the campus.

But Wiggins says Bentley's influence over the trustees and the lack of a due-process hearing violate standards of the accreditation organization.

Bentley and Wiggins have been at odds over a review raising questions about the school's finances.

Alabama State has been in turmoil since late 2012, when Joseph Silver resigned as president after questioning some financial practices at the university.

Some leaders now oppose Silver's successor, Gwendolyn Boyd.