Governor Removes Marvin Wiggins from ASU Board


By Alabama News Network

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.

Bentley sent Wiggins a letter Friday saying he was using his authority as governor to remove him. The governor said the state law prohibits a trustee from being financially interested in any contract the university has. But he said Wiggins' wife received more than $30,000 as director of a camp hosted by the university and Wiggins' sister-in-law got hired to teach at Alabama State despite being a disbarred lawyer.

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