SBOE to vote on Ala 2-year Chancellor requirements

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The State Board of Education is torn over what it should require of the next chancellor of Alabama's two-year college system.

Some say emphasis should remain on academics, with an advanced degree required, as it is for college presidents. Others argue that the system's shift into workforce training and development means business experience should also be valued.

The board is scheduled to vote Thursday on a draft announcement for the position. Among other things, it requires only a bachelor's degree, along with a minimum five years of senior-level management experience.

However, a majority of board members say those qualifications are too minimal and aren't good enough.

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