TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) -- The University of Alabama's board of trustees has named the first permanent woman president in the school's 181-year history.
The board voted Thursday to appoint university Provost Judy L. Bonner. She has previously served as interim president.
Previous President Guy Bailey resigned unexpectedly on Wednesday after less than two months in the job.
Bailey said he was leaving because of the health of wife Jan Tillery-Bailey.
A statement didn't reveal anything about her condition, but a university spokeswoman says Bailey's wife was critically ill over the summer.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.