The new president of the University of Alabama is receiving a salary and benefits package worth as much as $652,000 annually. Guy Bailey began work last week as president of the campus in Tuscaloosa. Responding to an open records request by The Associated Press, the university says Bailey's annual salary will be $535,000. Alabama native will be eligible to receive a performance incentive of $105,000 a year based on meeting certain goals. But those benchmarks have yet to be established.
Changes are in store for tens of thousands of football fans who will pour into Tuscaloosa for the University of Alabama's first home football game of the season. Officials are now banning parking along a road where thousands of people used to park for free, Jack Warner Parkway. The change could force more people to pay for parking or shuttle rides to Bryant-Denny Stadium. The university also has installed more cell phone antennas around the stadium in a joint venture with AT&T and Verizon Wireless.
Texas Tech University president Guy Bailey is the new president of the University of Alabama. Trustees unanimously approved Bailey's hiring during a meeting in Tuscaloosa on Wednesday. The Montgomery native says he's honored to be returning to his alma mater. Search committee chairwoman Karen Brooks says it's a ``bonus'' that Bailey is an Alabama graduate. Bailey has been president at Texas Tech since 2008. At Alabama he replaces Robert Witt, who is now chancellor of the three-campus University of Alabama System.