University of Alabama president resigns

TUSCALOOSA, AL (WTVM) - News Leader 9 has learned University of Alabama President Guy Bailey is stepping down.

Bailey said in a statement he made this decision because his wife suffers from health problems.

In a separate statement, officials with the University of Alabama Board of Trustees said they will address the issue of a new president during a specially called board meeting Thursday.

Bailey was previously president of Texas Tech.

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