ASU, suspended president agree to separation

Alabama State University trustees have formed a mutual separation agreement with suspended university President, Joseph Silver.{} Trustees voted 8-to-1 to accept the agreement.{} One member chose not to vote.{} The terms of the separation agreement have not yet been announced.{} Silver was placed on paid administrative leave in November after officials said he tried firing executive vice president, John Knight, a state representative from Montgomery.{} Silver's contract allows trustees to fire him without cause, in which case the school will be responsible for paying out the remainder of his contract.{} If he is terminated with cause, the school does not have to continue paying him.