Vice Chairman Marvin Wiggins

Alabama State
3:45 pm
Tue August 5, 2014

Ousted ASU Trustee Cites Removal As Breach

Marvin Wiggins, an ousted trustee at Alabama State University, is telling an accreditation agency his removal violates standards.
Credit The Montgomery Advertiser

An ousted trustee at Alabama State University is telling an accreditation agency his removal violates standards.

The Montgomery Advertiser reports that Marvin Wiggins has reported his own removal from the board to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Gov. Robert Bentley removed Wiggins as an Alabama State trustee citing a summer camp operated by Wiggins' wide on the campus.

But Wiggins says Bentley's influence over the trustees and the lack of a due-process hearing violate standards of the accreditation organization.

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Alabama State Trustees
3:47 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

Former ASU Trustee Threatens To Sue Governor

Circuit Judge Marvin Wiggins is threatening to sue Gov. Robert Bentley for removing him as a trustee of Alabama State University.
Credit The Montgomery Advertiser

Circuit Judge Marvin Wiggins is threatening to sue Gov. Robert Bentley for removing him as a trustee of Alabama State University.

Wiggins sent an email to the governor saying the removal violates his due process rights and is in violation of the standards of the university's accrediting agency.

A spokeswoman for the governor says he's reviewing the letter.

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Alabama State Trustees
3:55 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

Governor Bentley Removes Wiggins From ASU Board

Gov. Robert Bentley has removed Circuit Judge Marvin Wiggins as a trustee of Alabama State University.
Credit The Associated Press

Gov. Robert Bentley has removed Circuit Judge Marvin Wiggins as a trustee of Alabama State University.

Bentley, who is president of the Alabama State board of trustees, had given Chairman Elton Dean and Vice Chairman Wiggins until Thursday afternoon to resign. Dean did, but Wiggins refused because he said he had done nothing wrong.

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Alabama State-Governor
3:44 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Governor Asks 2 ASU Trustees To Resign

Gov. Robert Bentley has asked two of the top trustees at Alabama State University to resign.
Credit The Associated Press

Gov. Robert Bentley has asked two of the top trustees at Alabama State University to resign.

Bentley sent letters Tuesday to Chairman Elton Dean and Vice Chairman Marvin Wiggins asking them to resign by Thursday afternoon. Bentley says their resignations would be in the best interest of the university. Bentley serves as president of the Alabama State board by virtue of his office.

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