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Two-year college chancellor resigns

Dr. Freida Hill (Source: Alabama two-year colleges website) Dr. Freida Hill (Source: Alabama two-year colleges website)

The Alabama Board of Education has accepted the resignation of two-year college Chancellor Freida Hill. 

The board voted 7-2 on Wednesday afternoon to terminate Hill's contract and to pay her $228,000 for the remaining time on her contact, which expires Nov. 30. Both parties have agreed not to make any derogatory comments.

Members met twice behind closed doors before taking the vote during a public meeting. Earlier in the day, Gov. Robert Bentley said the board went into executive session Wednesday morning to discuss "possible litigation" with their attorney, Assistant Attorney General Bill Garrett.

Some board members have questioned Hill's leadership style and performance in recent weeks.

After the resignation, Gov. Bentley thanked Hill for her work and told her he wished her the best. 

Hill issued a statement Feb. 24 that said rumors she had resigned her position were false. She had held the position since unanimous approval of the Board in December of 2009.

Dr. Susan Price will take over Hill's position on a temporary interim basis for the next two weeks. Another vote is expected at that time to name a true interim chancellor until a permanent replacement for Hill can be found.

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