Contract Next in Getting New Alabama State President

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- The next step for Alabama State University in getting a new president is for the trustees to negotiate a contract.

The trustees voted 11-0 Friday to hire Gwendolyn Boyd from John Hopkins University to replace Joseph Silver. Trustee Chairman Elton Dean says he doesn't expect her to make more than the $325,000 annual salary that Silver had.

Boyd says she's uncertain when she will move to the Montgomery university, but she says she realizes the Legislature convenes Jan. 14 to start working on an education budget that will help fund Alabama State.
Boyd grew up in Montgomery and got her bachelor's degree in math from Alabama State.

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