ASU President Named ‘Most Interesting’ by Website

Alabama State University president Dr. Gwendolyn Boyd is making headlines. Boyd is listed as one of America’s most interesting college presidents. The recognition comes from the site BestSchools. org.

The college and university presidents on the list are all colorful personalities who not only lead their institutions effectively but do so with a panache that excites their campus community. Many have intriguing life stories, impressive records of accomplishment, and charisma.

Alabama, native Gwendolyn Boyd, who has returned to her undergraduate alma mater as president in 2014.

Boyd, who is single, came back to ASU and signed a contract that contained an interesting clause, one that prohibited her from having overnight visitors (of a romantic nature). Some other notables on the list include:

  • First female president of Alabama State University
  • First African-American female to earn a master’s in mechanical engineering from Yale
  • Appointed by President Obama in 2014 to the President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African-Americans
  • An ordained itinerant elder in the AME Church
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