University of Alabama trustees

University of Alabama trustees are set to consider a proposal that could increase tuition by nearly 3 percent for the 2013-14 academic year.

   The Tuscaloosa News reports ( ) that the board of trustees will consider raising tuition for each of the system's three campuses at its meeting Friday.

University of Alabama trustees are gathering in Tuscaloosa to discuss a new president following Guy Bailey's resignation after less than two months in office.

Board pro tem Paul Bryant Jr. says members will discuss presidential succession at a meeting on Thursday.

Bailey announced his resignation on Wednesday, saying it was due to the health of wife Jan Tillery-Bailey.

A statement didn't reveal anything about her condition, but a university spokeswoman says Bailey's wife was critically ill over the summer.