UAB President Carol Garrison now says she will step down from her post. Garrison has been UAB President for ten years. She will continue to serve until an interim president is named. Garrison says she's ready to begin a new phase of her life, after leading the school through construction of new facilities, and a big increase in fundraising. Also under Garrison's watch, the school has had record enrollment over the last three years.
Garrison was named President in July 2002. Her first full-time job was at UAB Hospital, after she graduated from the school.
UA system Chancellor Robert WItt praised Garrison for her service: "The increase in sponsored research, expansion of the physical campus, improved national rankings, growth in overall enrollment and historic success in fundraising have set new benchmarks of excellence. Carol Garrison has served her alma mater well, and we appreciate her contributions to UAB, our System and the state."
While Garrison was President, she also served as President of Operation New Birmingham, and the Birmingham Chamber of Commerce.