While Alabama A&M Eyes Contract Extension for Andrew Hugine, SGA Prez Says ‘No Confidence’
The Alabama A&M University Board of Trustees announced its intentions to extend the contract of president Andrew Hugine at its meeting last Friday, but student government officials say their constituents have signed a petition of ‘no confidence’ in the adminsitration.
Calling administrative salaries too high and expressing a need for renovations to campus dormitories, AAMU Student Government President Andrew Foster called for immediate changes during the board’s meeting, according to the Huntsville Times. But Hugine answered all questions with the seemingly full and public support of trustees.
Despite those issues, however, the board of trustees confirmed its confidence in Hugine by initiating talks to extend his contract that doesn’t expire for more than a year.
“The significance of what that is, is to deliver the message to our stakeholder community that this board is lockstep behind this administration,” said Odysseus Lanier, president pro tem of the board of trustees. “We feel like this administration can take us into the future.”
AAMU last December received a favorable accreditation review by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and recently announced a fundraising pace expected to surpass $2 million this fiscal year.