Mar 4, 2014
The Montgomery Advertiser
Univ. of West Alabama places president on leave
<![CDATA[LIVINGSTON, Ala. (AP) -- Trustees at the University of West Alabama have voted not to extend President Richard Holland's contract -- and placed him on paid leave -- while his claims that enemies tampered with his performance evaluation are investigated. The Tuscaloosa News reports (http://bit.ly/1fEsxPJ) that an independent consultant will look into the allegations after Monday's decision by the board of trustees. Holland's contract is scheduled to end on Oct. 1 and he has expressed a desire to stay on as president until 2016. Holland released a 19-page report before Monday's meeting, saying he wants an investigation into whether trustees and administrators hand-picked respondents to give negative feedback during a consultant's recent evaluation of his work as president. Holland said he plans to continue teaching as a tenured professor of biology. ___ Information from: The Tuscaloosa News, http://www.tuscaloosanews.com Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
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