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      UA names interim provost to replace new president

      The University of Alabama names a replacement for provost Judy Bonner.{} Long-time administrator and faculty member Joe Benson will serve as interim provost.{} Bonner was named the school's first female president, after the unexpected resignation of Guy Bailey.{} Benson has been vice president for research and vice provost since 2009.{} He will serve in both roles until his retirement in summer 2013.{} Bonner will appoint search committees to fill both positions on a permanent basis.

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