board of trustees

Hearing set on future of Alabama State president

Nov 15, 2016

Trustees at Alabama State University will hold a hearing that could result in the removal of President Gwendolyn Boyd.

The decision came during a board meeting yesterday. Boyd was suspended from work 10 days ago, and the hearing set for Dec. 16 will determine the next step.

Board members complained that they can't get information from Boyd. They mentioned a laundry list of issues on campus including prisoners being allowed to clean dorm rooms.

The Alabama Senate has approved six trustees for the University of Alabama System. The Senate voted unanimously Wednesday for two new trustees, Harris V. Morrissette of Mobile and John D. Johns of Birmingham. The Senate also voted unanimously to approve new terms for existing trustees Joe Espy of Montgomery, Marietta Urquhart of Mobile, Andria Scott Hurst of Birmingham, and Finis St. John IV of Cullman. Alabama's board of trustees selects its own members subject to approval by the state Senate. The trustees oversee campuses in Tuscaloosa, Birmingham and Huntsville.