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University of Alabama Names President

Posted by Kristy Griffith | July 12, 2012 / 09:55am | Local News

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WCBI) - A graduate of the University of Alabama is returning to lead his alma mater. Montgomery native, Dr. Guy Bailey was named president on Wednesday (7-11).

Committee member say that Dr. Bailey will be the person to continue the improvement and growth that Tuscaloosa has seen during the past ten years. Bailey, who has been the president of Texas Tech since 2008, earned bachelor's and master's degrees in English from Alabama and his doctorate from the University of Tennessee.

Bailey replaces Robert Witt, who was named chancellor of the UA system in march after the retirement of Malcolm Portera.

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