Alabama State University pushes ahead with presidential search, despite request from governor to halt

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Gov. Robert Bentley's request that Alabama State University halt its search for a new president to address a forensic auditor's allegations of financial waste, conflicts of interest and possible fraud at the school isn't enough for school officials.

The university filed a notice with the Alabama Secretary of State this morning scheduling an additional meeting in the search for a president to replace Joseph Silver, whom the school paid $685,000 to resign after just 13 weeks on the job.

The 16-member ASU presidential search committee will meet 6 p.m. Thursday at the Small Business Development Center in Montgomery.

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