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University of Alabama names new president

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The University of Alabama has a new president. Dr. Guy Bailey of Texas Tech University was officially named for the position following an interview with the Board of Trustees of The University of Alabama System Wednesday.  Dr. Bailey is an Alabama native and a  two-time UA graduation.  Joe Espy was the first board of trustee to interview Dr. Bailey. When asked about the value of athletics, Bailey says that's how he found out about UA, so considers it high priority.  Just as he wants to be involved in searching top merit scholars, he would to be involved in searching for top athletes.  Dr. Bailey will begin work in September.