Newly appointed trustees at Athens State University are wasting little time amending rules and procedures that once governed the school under the state's two-year college system.
In their second-ever meeting today, trustees approved a host of new policies,
including a provision defining conflicts of interest for trustees and a resolution granting the school's president authority to establish rules and procedures -- retaining policy authority for the board.
The measures represent some of the trustee's first official actions since the Alabama Legislature granted the school autonomy last year, separating it from the state's community college system and the governance of the state board of education.
Athens State is unique in that it is a two-year baccalaureate institution that caters only to juniors and seniors.