New Alabama State President Barred From Living With Partners Due To Single Status
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (CBS Atlanta/AP) – The new president of Alabama State University is prohibited from having overnight guests other than a future husband.
Gwendolyn Boyd, who will assume the role on Feb. 1, will not be permitted to have lovers stay the night in her home on campus, which has been designated for use by those who occupy the role.
“For so long as Dr. Boyd is president and a single person, she shall not be allowed to cohabitate in the president’s residence with any person with whom she has a romantic relation,” a contract obtained by the Birmingham News stated.
Immediate family members would be allowed to reside with her, however, according to the contract.
She will receive some benefits, including earning an annual salary of $300,000 as part of the two-year contract and receiving $1,000 per month for use of her personal vehicle, the paper also learned.
A maximum stipend of $10,000 for moving costs and enrollment in medical insurance, workers compensation insurance and life insurance are also said to be part of the deal.
Predecessor Joseph Silver – who left in late 2012 – had an annual salary of $325,000, but only served a few months. The ASU trustees voted to hire Boyd last month.
Boyd has been executive assistant to the chief of staff of the Applied Physics Lab at John Hopkins University. She grew up in Montgomery and got her bachelor’s degree from Alabama State. She has a master’s in mechanical engineering from Yale University and a doctorate in divinity from Howard University.
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