Ala. SBOE to consider chancellor applications

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama education officials say they expect to interview finalists as soon as early October for the vacant position of chancellor of the state's two-year college system.

Martha Simmons, spokeswoman for the two-year-system, says the Alabama State Board of Education-Postsecondary Education was expected to receive a list of applicants on Thursday from the organization that has been assisting the state in the search for a chancellor. She says the system has received 15 applications for the chancellor's position directly, and the nonprofit Association of Community College Trustees probably has received more.

Former Chancellor Bradley Byrne, who took over the system at the height of a corruption scandal, resigned in May and is a Republican candidate for governor.

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