Alabama State University's Suspended President Says He Informed Trustees Of Questionable Contracts

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Embattled Alabama State University president Joseph Silver informed trustees at the university about his concerns with potentially questionable contracts in October, just a month after taking his position.

A month later, a panel of trustees placed Silver on paid administrative leave.

Silver said Wednesday that he “discovered some items I considered questionable and troubling, at best, and a conflict of interest at the least” while reviewing finances and contracts for the university.

“I was placed on administrative leave because I raised a few probing questions, and I refused to go along to get along. That is not my operating style,” Silver said in a prepared statement in front of the president’s house on campus Wednesday.

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