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Topic: Would you sign a Love Clause to obtain employment
Posted By: india100
Subject: Would you sign a Love Clause to obtain employment
Date Posted: Jan 11 2014 at 7:56pm
 
Jan. 10, 2014
By KAMI DIMITROVA
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PHOTO: In this file photo, Dr. Gwendolyn Boyd, right, greets Alabama Governor Robert Bentley, left, after the Alabama State University Board of Trustees offered her the presidency of the university on Dec. 20, 2013 at the ASU campus in Montgomery, Ala.

A new college president's contract comes with an unusual restriction on her love life.

Gwendolyn Boyd, 58, begins her term as the first female president of Alabama State University next month, and the $300,000 a year employment contract she recently signed stipulates that as long as Boyd is single and president of the university -- and residing in the president's house on campus -- she cannot "cohabitate with any person with whom she has a romantic relation."

Boyd, a reverend and alum of the state university, said in a statement to ABC News that she was not bothered by the language.

"I can read; I read my contract thoroughly. I knew what I was signing, and I have no issue with it at all," Boyd said.

An Washington, D.C., attorney who specializes in university contracts, however, called the clause an "outrage" and believes it is in direct breach of Boyd's right to privacy.

"The state is trying to interfere with this woman's personal life," said Raymond D. Cotton, who said he's negotiated more than 300 contracts for university presidents.

"Let's say she has someone stay overnight. How are they going to determine whether they are cohabitating or not, or whether or not she has a romantic relationship with that person?" he told ABC News.

The university would not say whether the restriction always existed in its presidents' contracts, or if it was new with Boyd. Alabama State did issue a statement confirming both parties had agreed to the contract and had no problem with it.

"This clause in our university's contract has nothing to do with Dr. Boyd and everything to do with the increasing scrutiny that university presidents face as the top image-makers of their respective universities, and as some would say, the 'living brand' of the schools that employ them," the university said in a statement.

Boyd, according to Inside Higher Ed, did not use a lawyer to negotiate her contract. The university did confirm that while Boyd was its first female president, she wasn't its first single president.

"If she wanted to change the contract, she could have," said Elton Dean, chairman of the Board of Trustees at Alabama State University.

"We are too excited about the opportunities ahead of the new president to address matters like this," said Judge Marvin Wayne Wiggins, a member of the board of trustees.

Boyd is assuming the position as the school undergoes an ongoing audit, commissioned in December 2012 by Gov. Robert Bentley.

In response, the university launched a lawsuit against the audit company taken on by the governor in December 2013, according to documents obtained by ABC News.

The Montgomery-based university, whose alumni includes Rosa Parks, is the oldest institution for higher learning founded for black Americans.




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Posted By: tatee
Date Posted: Jan 11 2014 at 8:03pm
Quote The university would not say whether the restriction always existed in its presidents' contracts, or if it was new with Boyd.


if this restriction always existed it would be the easiest question in the world to answer.


Posted By: Sang Froid
Date Posted: Jan 11 2014 at 8:05pm
Has she ever been married?
She a lesbian?


Posted By: melikey
Date Posted: Jan 11 2014 at 8:06pm
the girls face in the background of the pic in the OP is my face right now.


Posted By: Bored w/Out Me?
Date Posted: Jan 11 2014 at 8:06pm
caucasoidial control contract


Posted By: BBpants
Date Posted: Jan 11 2014 at 8:07pm
She's like money over hoes LOL

I couldn't do it.


Posted By: Bored w/Out Me?
Date Posted: Jan 11 2014 at 8:08pm
she aint even gonna be able to have a nicca spending the night without looking over her shoulder...


Posted By: newdiva1
Date Posted: Jan 11 2014 at 8:08pm
"cohabitate with any person with whom she has a romantic relation."
So..she can fucc she just can't live with the person?


Posted By: Katrenia
Date Posted: Jan 11 2014 at 8:10pm
Wouldn't that be a morals clause?? If so, they are common.


Posted By: india100
Date Posted: Jan 11 2014 at 8:12pm

I can't understand why a contract would require something so personal . 



Posted By: Katrenia
Date Posted: Jan 11 2014 at 8:15pm
Dang, she has some rough looking hands.


Posted By: creole booty
Date Posted: Jan 11 2014 at 8:15pm
At her age, at her point in her career, I agree. If a man was that serious, he wouldve spoken up lol.


Posted By: AmiliaCabral
Date Posted: Jan 11 2014 at 8:19pm

did she read the contract?



Posted By: Princess Grace
Date Posted: Jan 11 2014 at 8:26pm
The article says she is a reverend, she ain't supposed to be shacking and having lingering man guests anyway Shocked.


Posted By: india100
Date Posted: Jan 11 2014 at 8:30pm
Originally posted by Princess Grace Princess Grace wrote:

The article says she is a reverend, she ain't supposed to be shacking and having lingering man guests anyway Shocked.
OUT !!LOLLOL


Posted By: india100
Date Posted: Jan 11 2014 at 8:31pm
Originally posted by AmiliaCabral AmiliaCabral wrote:

did she read the contract?

Yes . Look at the girl face behind her ?  Looks like her daughter or family member in shock lol . 


Posted By: femmefatale85
Date Posted: Jan 11 2014 at 8:39pm
Soror Boyd is amazing...I remember when I first met her when I crossed lol

Anyway...she'll be aight

just another accomplishment for her



Posted By: newin2009
Date Posted: Jan 12 2014 at 1:03pm
Lol


Posted By: TexturizedDiva
Date Posted: Jan 12 2014 at 1:05pm
Another attempt at keeping black women single.


Posted By: liesnalibis
Date Posted: Jan 12 2014 at 1:24pm
I'd do it. Happily. And I'm sure all of you would too.


Posted By: maysay1
Date Posted: Jan 12 2014 at 1:30pm
Don't hbcu's still have sex segregated dorms, forbid opposite sex visitors, and kick out unmarried women who get pregnant?

Seems like it makes sense to me.


Posted By: Sang Froid
Date Posted: Jan 12 2014 at 1:44pm
Originally posted by maysay1 maysay1 wrote:

Don't hbcu's still have sex segregated dorms, forbid opposite sex visitors, and kick out unmarried women who get pregnant?

Seems like it makes sense to me.

Some, no and no.


Posted By: jonesable
Date Posted: Jan 12 2014 at 1:55pm
They have segregated dorms and overnight opposite sex visitors are a no no but they ain't kicking anybody out anymore.


Posted By: nekamarie83
Date Posted: Jan 12 2014 at 1:58pm
Originally posted by tatee tatee wrote:

Quote The university would not say whether the restriction always existed in its presidents' contracts, or if it was new with Boyd.
if this restriction always existed it would be the easiest question in the world to answer.
I'm saying.   


Posted By: uppitynegroid
Date Posted: Jan 12 2014 at 2:41pm
For $300,000 and free housing?  Hell yeah!  We can meet up in HIS crib.


Posted By: coconess
Date Posted: Jan 12 2014 at 2:44pm
id do it. 
i dont wanna live with a guy until marriage (or close) anyways 



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