Commencing on October 1, 2012, the Athens State University Board of Trustees, as created in Section 16-47A-4, shall have exclusive jurisdiction, supervision, and control of Athens State University and the State Board of Education shall be divested of all jurisdiction, power, and authority with regard to the supervision, management, and control of the university, except as otherwise provided in this chapter. In addition to the powers, duties, and authority vested in the board by this section, the board shall have and exercise all power, authority, and duties conferred on, vested in, or required of the State Board of Education or the Department of Postsecondary Education before October 1, 2012, under the laws of this state with regard to the supervision, management, and control of the university. On or before October 1, 2012, the State Board of Education shall transfer to the board all supplies, funds, books, documents, records, and other property or effects of the university. After October 1, 2012, the university may continue to offer all current units or programs of instruction for academic credit without new or additional approval from the Alabama Commission on Higher Education, so long as those units or programs of instruction for academic credit were offered by the university before October 1, 2012. The university shall continue to be under the jurisdiction of, and shall be subject to, the rules, regulations, and procedures of the Alabama Commission on Higher Education.

(Act 2012-497, p. 1460, §3.)

Terms Used In Alabama Code 16-47A-2

  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • property: includes both real and personal property. See Alabama Code 30-3D-608
  • state: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Alabama Code 30-3D-608