Single University President Signs School Contract Restricting Her Love Life

Source: Valerie Strauss / The Washington Post

How’s this for an unusual agreement between a school and its president?

Gwendolyn Boyd, the new president of Alabama State University, signed a contract with the school’s trustees that forbids her from allowing a lover to “cohabitate” with her in the presidential home being provided to her by the historically black university in Montgomery.

The contract, signed Jan. 2, 2014, was obtained by The Birmingham News and posted here. It provides Boyd with an annual salary of $300,000, starting Feb. 1, 2014, plus a number of standard fringe benefits such as insurance. It says that Boyd, an engineer, must provide her own car but will receive a car allowance of $1,000 a month. And it requires that Boyd live in the school-provided presidential house located on campus and equipped with things such as a toll-free phone line, cable television, computer equipment and more.

Excerpt from the contract:

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.

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    So she can’t do dirt but other people on ASU’s board are free to do dirt b/c they sure have some that are dirty? lol The previous president shouldn’t have been fired. The only reason why he was fired was because he found some “dirty” information on some members of the current board. SMH.