Failed UAB/UAH Legislation 'Serving Notice That We Are Not Satisfied'

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Monday, May 14, 2012

A bill seeking to break up the University of Alabama System has died in the state Legislature.

The bill, introduced in April by Rep. John Rogers, D-Birmingham, called for the creation of separate boards of trustees for the University of Alabama in Huntsville and the University of Alabama at Birmingham. UAH and UAB are under the UA System board of trustees.

The bill arrived after protests about the roles of UAH and UAB in the UA System. Rogers introduced the bill on April 12, but the bill never moved beyond the Education Policy committee.

UAB President Carol Garrison, UAH President Robert Altenkirch and UA System Chancellor Robert Witt spoke out against the bill the day after its introduction.

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