UA’s first female president reflects on her year
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — A
year after becoming the first female president of the University of
Alabama, Judy Bonner has guided the institution through record-breaking
growth, the death of Athletics Director Mal Moore, and the integration
of traditionally white sororities.
The 66-year-old president reflected on that year Wednesday in a speech to the faculty and staff in Tuscaloosa.
said the university is stronger when everyone shows respect. She also
said the university's continued growth depends on having a culture of
success for everyone.
Faculty Senate President Steve Miller said
it has been a challenging first year, but Bonner has had as much impact
on the university as football coach Nick Saban.