Only four of 12 A&M board members show up for special meeting

Only four of 12 A&M board members show up for special meeting

A committee looking into time sheet irregularities at Alabama A & M was expected to release its findings Friday; but, the meeting was adjourned because there was not a quorum.

WAFF 48 News was first to break the news of reported allegations that a former assistant to school president Robert Jennings was improperly paid while attending a program in another state.

Alabama A&M University Trustees gathered Friday to hear a committee's report on those allegations, but there were not enough members present.

There were only 4 out 12 members in attendance. Seven members have to be present in order to have a meeting.

Among the trustees present were Board Pres. Pro Tempore L. Shefton Riggins, Attorney Raymond Burse of Louisville, Ky.; Trustee Emma Melton of Tuscaloosa, and Judge M. Lynn Sherrod of Huntsville.

Students we talked to are disappointed that so few board members were at Friday's meeting.

"I'm really upset that they didn't go on with the meeting even if there were maybe a couple members left, it still should've gone on, the show, like they say. The show must go on and it definitely should've continued to go on because I was just busy to get some kind of conclusion today."

The board's next regular meeting is Oct. 26 in Birmingham.

After the board's first official evaluation of Jennings was presented at its June meeting, the board's president directed a committee to determine goals and objectives for Jennings for the next year.

The WAFF 48 Investigators will bring you the lastest on the investigation as details become available.