Alabama University Restricts New President From Campus 'Cohabitation'

Sunday, 12 Jan 2014 01:33 PM

By Elliot Jager

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As part of her employment contract the incoming president of Alabama State University, Gwendolyn Boyd, is forbidden to have romantic sleepover guests at her official university residence, the Washington Post reported.

Boyd, who is single, signed a contract with the historically black university in Montgomery, which bars her from allowing anyone with whom she is having a relationship from residing with her.

According to the stipulation: "For so long as Dr. Boyd is President and a single person, she shall not be allowed to cohabitate in the President’s residence with any person with whom she has a romantic relation."
She is obliged to live on campus.

The job comes with a $300,000 annual salary and various amenities, from a car allowance to cable television.

Lawyer Raymond Cotton, who specializes in contracts, described the stipulation was unusual, according to the Post. "I don't know of any state that has the right to invade someone's residence even if the state owns that residence. To convey that residence and dictate what kind of romantic relationship you can have in that facility– I mean, she's not in prison."

Boyd, who is a mechanical engineer by training, was raised mostly by her grandmother after her mother passed away when she was a young teenager. She attended an all black elementary school, where her teachers nurtured her love of math. She was one of a handful of black students to integrate Jefferson Davis High School in Montgomery graduating as valedictorian in 1973, according to the History Makers.

She herself attended Alabama State University on a scholarship, graduating summa cum laude with a degree in mathematics. Thanks to a fellowship to attend Yale, she became the first African American woman to be granted an M.S. degree in mechanical engineering from the university's School of Engineering.

Boyd told the local press that she has no concerns about the "cohabitation" clause, according to the Post.

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