Board to study nepotism policies following firing of chancellor

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The state school board may adopt new policies on nepotism in Alabama's two-year college system after the firing of Chancellor Roy Johnson amid concerns about his five family members working in the system.

The interim chancellor chosen by the board, Renee Culverhouse, is not immune to the issue either.

She told the board that her husband, daughter, brother and son-in-law are employed by the two-year college system.

Board President Pro Tem Sandra Ray of Tuscaloosa says the board needs to look at policies concerning when or if a family member can supervise another family member.

Ray says she expects the issue to be discussed at the board's next work session in August.

The board voted unanimously yesterday to fire Johnson at a time when board members have expressed concern about his family members working in the system and his ability to communicate with the board.

It also came amid a state and federal investigation.

Courtesy: Associated Press