Alabama State University selects new president
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama State University's board of trustees has selected a new president to lead the historically black college.
As first reported by WVAS-FM, the board has selected Clark Atlanta University provost and Academic Affairs vice president Joseph H. Silver to serve as the new ASU president.
Silver succeeds William H. Harris, who served from 1994 until 2000, and then again from 2008 until currently.
Search committee chairman Trustee Marvin Wiggins says Silver is poised to bring the university to the next level.
WVAS-FM reports the search for a new president started with 190 candidates and took more than a year. The field was narrowed to five and the board selected Silver on Friday.