Alabama State U President Joseph Silver Placed On Administrative Leave

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Just days after celebrating one of the biggest homecomings in the university's 145-year history, Alabama State University has placed its new president on administrative leave with pay and temporarily replaced him with Rep. John Knight, according to a report on the WSFA website.

According to the WSFA report, a meeting of the ASU Board of Trustees was called Monday and President Joseph Silver, who came to the university this September, was "summoned" and placed on leave.

In a video from The Montgomery Advertiser, Silver tells students he was placed on leave for raising a few questions.

ASU spokesperson Kenneth Mullinax could not be reached for comment Monday evening. Board members, who held a closed-door meeting, declined to comment, according to the WFSA report.

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