Alabama A&M University Executive Vice President Kevin Rolle has filed a lawsuit against a current trustee and several other administrators at the university. In a WAFF report, the suit claims that the administrators spread false information about legal charges against him. (more…)
Alabama A&M University is the top historically black college in the nation in providing social mobility for its students, according to recent rankings from Washington Monthly. In a release, AAMU officials say that the Washington Monthly rankings are based on three factors. The first is social mobility, which gives colleges credit for enrolling many low-income students and helping them earn degrees. The second recognizes research production, particularly at schools whose undergraduates go on to earn PhDs. Third, the magazine values a commitment to service.
According tothe magazine,”the social mobility measure that recognizes colleges with better-than-expected graduation rates also takes into account the cost of attending the institution. As a result, “Colleges that are both effective and inexpensive get the highest marks.”
“The rankings confirms and validates our commitment to access and opportunity and our effectiveness in graduating students,” says President Andrew Hugine.
“We want to show our students, their parents, faculty and staff, the alumni, and the corporate community that we are moving this institution forward with stable and consistent leadership.”
“I want to thank the Board of Trustees for their continued confidence in me,” stated Dr. Hugine following the meeting. He extended thanks to First Lady Abbiegail Hugine, his administrative leadership team and the University family. He added feeling a sense of pride for “the tremendous progress and accomplishments of the past three years.”
Isis Keturah Pitts, a 20-year-old from St. Louis, died after being shot outside the Bench Warmer club at 1818 University Drive. Her companion, Deandre Goodlet, also 20 and from Huntsville, was injured in the shooting.
“We need to have stability at this institution,” Lanier said at the February meeting. “Stability sends a significant message to the stakeholders of the community that we’re not going to be flipping presidents like folks flip houses. We’re not going to do that.
“We’re recognizing what he has done in some turbulent times and now that this turbulence is subsiding, giving him the opportunity to demonstrate to the stakeholders of this community where he can take this university and bring it back to where it needs to be.”