Alabama State University

Business & Education
6:37 am
Thu December 13, 2012

Legislators Seek Money Records from Alabama State

Senator Trip Pittman of Montrose is one of three lawmakers asking Alabama State University to turn over financial records.

Three legislative leaders on education issues have asked Alabama State University for records of all contracts and payments to public officials or their immediate families.

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Business & Education
6:38 am
Mon December 10, 2012

2 With Ties to Suspended Ala. State President Cut

ASU President Joseph Silver was placed on paid administrative leave last month.

(Information in the following story is from: Montgomery Advertiser,

Two Alabama State University employees with ties to suspended university President Joseph Silver are out of their jobs.

University vice president Danielle Kennedy said the vice president for business and finance, Edward Patrick, and the senior assistant to the president, Joyce Outler, no longer work for Alabama State because the board of trustees did not approve their hiring.

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Business & Education
11:26 am
Fri November 30, 2012

ASU Trustees Delay Action on Suspended President

Alabama State University President Joseph Silver was placed on administrative leave on Monday.

Alabama State University trustees say they won't decide the fate of the school's suspended president because his mother died.

Joseph Silver's mother died Thursday night. Trustees had planned to discuss Silver at their Friday morning meeting.

Silver contends he was suspended after raising questions about financial matters at the Montgomery school, including concerns about undisclosed contracts. Silver tried to fire two top university officials.

ASU officials have denied any financial wrongdoing at the school.

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Business & Education
7:14 am
Fri November 30, 2012

ASU Attorney: Silver Sent E-mail Firing Officials

ASU President Joseph Silver was placed on paid administrative leave on Monday. He was hired in June.

A lawyer for Alabama State University says suspended President Joseph Silver sent letters by email telling two top administrators they were being fired.

Attorney Kenneth Thomas said the emails were sent Monday to executive vice president John Knight and communications director Danielle Kennedy during a meeting where a committee of the board of trustees placed Silver on paid administrative leave.

Thomas said the emails were sent at 5:37 p.m. and 5:38 p.m. Monday. Silver has said he fired Knight and Kennedy.

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Alabama State President
5:09 pm
Wed November 28, 2012

Silver Says He Did Not Get Cooperation At ASU

ASU President Joseph Silver was placed on paid administrative leave on Monday.

Suspended Alabama State University President Joseph Silver said he did not receive cooperation from top university officials concerning the school's finances.

An executive committee of the board placed Silver on paid administrative leave Monday after Silver tried to fire executive vice president John Knight. Knight is a state representative from Montgomery.

Silver said in a written statement Wednesday that while reviewing the university's financial information, he had questions and no one would give him answers or provide requested documentation.

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Business & Education
5:52 am
Tue November 27, 2012

Panel Votes to Place New ASU President on Leave

Alabama State University President Joseph Silver is on paid administrative leave.

The Alabama State University Board of Trustees voted Monday to place the school's new president on paid administrative leave.

The Montgomery Advertiser reports the panel recommended that Joseph Silver be placed on leave immediately. The circumstances that led to their decision were not immediately clear.

The full board will meet Thursday at 1 p.m. to consider the recommendation while Silver is on leave.

John Knight, a state representative who also serves executive vice president and chief operating officer at the university, will take control of daily operations.

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Business & Education
8:36 am
Wed September 19, 2012

Historically Black Ala. Colleges Get Big Grants

Alabama State University is receiving nearly $4 million in federal grant money from the U.S. Department of Education.

The U.S. Department of Education is awarding millions in grants to historically black colleges in Alabama.

The five-year grants will affect curriculum and teaching programs, campus building improvements and the purchase of scientific equipment.