The widespread corruption that once plagued Alabama's two- year college system is a thing of the past, Mark Heinrich, the system's newly appointed chancellor said today in Birmingham.
"I think the only thing we have to address are the perceptions," he said. "In my opinion, the bad people are gone, they're in jail, they've basically been routed out of the system."
Heinrich, who was in Birmingham this week for the Alabama Community College System Conference, added that controls are now in place to prevent corruption and vigilance will remain throughout the system in the future.
In a one-hour address Monday night at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex, he said his vision looking forward is that Alabama's K-12, two-year and four-year schools will team with business and industry and with state leadership to create the best possible education system.