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North Carolina Educator Named to Top Post at Alabama A&M University


      North Carolina educator Robert R. Jennings has been named president of Alabama A&M University on a 5-4 vote of the school’s trustees.

      Jennings is expected to start Jan. 15, trustee president pro tem Clinton Johnson said after last week’s vote.

      Jennings, 55, is executive vice president and chief operating officer of Future Focus 2020, an academic think tank and research training center in the Graduate School of Management at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C.

      Jennings declined to comment on his hiring until his contract is settled.

      Johnson said the president’s base salary is about $192,000, but the total value in salary and benefits is about $350,000.

      The search for a new president began in late February following the resignation of Dr. John Gibson, who held the post for nearly nine years.

— Associated Press

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