Gov. Robert Bentley's request that two Alabama State University trustees resign came after he found out that trustees were circulating a proposed amendment that would have stripped ASU President Gwendolyn Boyd of much of her power.
The proposed amendment to the school's bylaws would, among other things, install a board liaison with the same powers as the president and allow a committee chairperson to direct the actions of the president.
Bentley requested the resignations of board chairman Elton Dean and vice chairman Marvin Wiggins in letters to each sent on Tuesday and obtained by the Montgomery Advertiser. In the identical letters, Bentley writes that the proposed amendment had been circulated to all trustees except Bentley, who is the board president by virtue of his office.