Alabama State University bars president from campus cohabitation

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama university is barring its new president from living with any romantic interest in the campus home provided her as long as she remains unmarried.

A contract signed by Gwendolyn Boyd to become head of Alabama State University in Montgomery prohibits her from sharing her presidential home with any partner. The contract notes Boyd is single and requires her to live in the house. It says the no-cohabitation clause is in effect as long as Boyd isn’t married.

Boyd signed the contract Jan. 2. Boyd said in a statement that she knew what was in the contract at the time and has no problems with it.

A university statement says officials wanted the clause because of the increased scrutiny that university presidents face.

The contract pays Boyd $300,000 annually.

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