Alabama-Bonner
3:57 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

UA's First Female President Reflects On Her Year

A year after becoming the first female president of the University of Alabama Judy Bonner reflects back on the past 12 months.
Credit npr.org

A year after becoming the first female president of the University of Alabama, Judy Bonner has guided the institution through record-breaking growth, the death of Athletics Director Mal Moore, and the integration of traditionally white sororities.

The 66-year-old president reflected on that year Wednesday in a speech to the faculty and staff in Tuscaloosa.

Bonner said the university is stronger when everyone shows respect. She also said the university's continued growth depends on having a culture of success for everyone.

Faculty Senate President Steve Miller said it has been a challenging first year, but Bonner has had as much impact on the university as football coach Nick Saban.

Bonner called her job the best one on campus.