The Alabama State University Board of Trustees on Friday voted to terminate President Gwendolyn Boydâs contract. The 8-6 vote came after Boyd gave almost two hours of testimony about why she should remain the universityâs president.
Boyd was suspended from her post Nov. 4 after being charged with âfailure to maintain the confidence of the board.â
On Friday, Boyd said her focus had been on fixing ASUâs financial problems, revamping some of the universityâs policies and procedures and removing the university from the Southern Association of Colleges and Studentsâ warning status.
Boyd told the Montgomery Advertiser after the vote that she tried to end the ârevolving doorâ of issues the university faces. â[The students] deserve a greater chance,â she said.
A special committee, led by trustee Angela McKenzie, has been organized by board chairman Ralph Ruggs to search for Boydâs successor.
Provost Leon Wilson is currently acting as interim president.