University of Alabama trustees will meet today to discuss a new president following the resignation of Guy Bailey after less than two months in office. The Birmingham News and al.com are reporting that key members of the board say they’ll name University of Alabama provost and executive vice president Judy Bonner as the next leader of the Tuscaloosa campus. Bonner served as interim president last spring and talked about that work in the UA faculty/staff newsletter.
Bailey resigned yesterday. A statement released by the university cited his wife’s health in the decision. It doesn’t disclose what sort of health problems she’s experience, but a university spokeswoman says Bailey’s wife was critically ill over the summer. A story published four years ago by a Texas newspaper described Bailey’s wife as a two-time cancer survivor.
Bailey left the presidency at Texas Tech University to take the UA job, which has a salary and incentives package worth as much as $652,000 annually.”