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ASU Board of Trustees sets date to vote on university's next president

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The Alabama State University Board of Trustees has set a date to vote on the next president of the university.

A meeting has been scheduled for Dec. 20 at 9 a.m. to interview and vote on the next president of ASU. A notice for the meeting was submitted and posted on the secretary of state's website Thursday.

The three finalists for the job, State Sen. Quinton Ross, Dr. Gwendolyn Boyd and Brig. Gen. Samuel Nichols, interviewed with the 15-member search committee Dec. 6.

For months, the university kept a tight lid on the candidates, only revealing the names when the final four were announced. Dr. Jorge Haddock withdrew his consideration last month.

WSFA 12 News has gathered these details on each of the finalists:

Dr. Gwendolyn Boyd

  • BS from Alabama State University and a Masters in Engineering from Yale University
  • She's been with the Applied Physics Laboratory at Johns Hopkins since 1980 and has a long career associated with JHU
  • Many awards and distinctions including Congressional citations, several awards within the African American Community in the Washington DC area as well as several recognitions from African American fraternities and sororities.
  • Received an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters in 2005 from Lincoln University

Brig. Gen. Samuel Nichols

  • BS and MS in Education from Mississippi State University
  • 34-year military career in the US Army and climbed from 2nd Lieutenant up to Brigadier General
  • Served all over the South and Midwest in a variety of positions, also spent time in the Greater DC area working for the Army
  • His longest posts were three years on two different occasions: Chief, Secretariat for Department of the Army Selection Boards (Reserve Components), Personnel Command, Saint Louis, Missouri from September 1997 – July 2000; Commander, 3d Personnel Command, Jackson, Mississippi from August 2004-August 2007
  • Guantanamo Bay Experience: Deputy Commander, Joint Task Force - GITMO, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba from September 2010 – November 2011
  • Has been retired since January 2012

Sen. Quinton Ross

  • BS in Political Science and MA in Education, Doctoral Degree in Educational Leadership, Policy, and Law all from Alabama State University,
  • Served as an Alabama State Senator since 2002, currently the Vice Chairman of the Education Policy Committee
  • Has been involved in several other political capacities with the Alabama Democratic Party
  • Current Director of the Adult Education Consortium of H. Trenholm State Technical College
  • Has been awarded several different local and statewide distinctions for his work in politics and as an educator
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