One week after public discussion over salary, benefits and the experience level of incoming president Quinton Ross, Alabama State University trustees have approved a three-year contract for the new campus leader that will pay him $300,000 annually.
The Alabama State University Board of Trustees today approved a contract offer for university President-elect Quinton Ross. Ross would be paid $300,000 a year under the contract, which is for three years, officials said. Ross was not at the meeting and has not yet signed the contract.
Ross, an ASU alumnus and state senator, was appointed by a 12-2 margin to replace former president Gwendolyn Boyd, who was fired in December for controversies surrounding her travel, contracts signed and executed without the board’s knowledge, and lost confidence among its members.
The new contract puts Dr. Ross’ annual earnings on par with Dr. Boyd’s, which trustees questioned last week because of his lack of experience as an executive at a four-year institution.
Three years after drawing national controversy for salary and stipulations in former Alabama State University President Gwendolyn Boyd’s initial employment contract, president-elect Quinton Ross now faces similar headlines as he negotiates with the university’s board of trustees for his contract.