Alabama State Names New School President

After a board vote, Gwendolyn Boyd has accepted the position as Alabama State University’s new president.

The board voted today after interviewing three finalists. The other finalists were retired Brigadier General Samuel Nichols, and Democratic state Senator Quinton Ross.

Boyd is a Montgomery native who earned her bachelor’s degree in math from Alabama State, her master’s degree in engineering from Yale University and her doctorate in divinity from Howard University.

Boyd is currently executive assistant to the chief of staff of the Applied Physics Lab at John Hopkins University.

She replaces Joseph Silver, who parted ways with the university a year ago after questioning some contracts.

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