Riley Gets 2 of 4 Trustees for Alabama A&M

By: AP
By: AP

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The Alabama Senate approved two of the
four trustees that Gov. Bob Riley wanted to appoint for Alabama A&M
University.

Before wrapping up its special session early Thursday, the Senate approved Riley's selection of Birmingham veterinarian Jerome Williams and Chasidy Privett, the chairman of Action Technologies Defense Group in Huntsville.

Stalling tactics blocked consideration of Riley's selection of Andre Taylor of Bessemer and Chris Robinson of Huntsville. Taylor is a retired vice president of Alabama Gas Corp. and Taylor is a strategic communications planner for the U.S. Army Materiel Command.

Some senators said they didn't want to fill all four seats on the A&M board because they wanted Gov.-elect Robert Bentley to be able to make appointments when he takes office Jan. 17.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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