Three Finalists Interview for Alabama State Presidency


By Alabama News Network

Alabama State University is interviewing three finalists for its presidency.


Members of a search committee Friday morning interviewed state Sen. Quinton Ross Jr. of Montgomery; and Gwendolyn Boyd of John Hopkins University. They planned to interview retired Brig. Gen. Samuel Nichols Jr. of Virginia Friday afternoon.


The school is trying to replace Joseph Silver, who was suspended from the presidency and then left with a $685,000 severance package after three months on the job.


Silver raised questions about the school's contracts and finances, as did a later audit released by Gov. Robert Bentley.


The university is now suing over the audit, which it claims is unfair.


The student government and faculty senate presidents at Alabama State are concerned that teachers and students won't have input into the presidential interview process.

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