Help Wanted: Leader to Restore Students, Finances, and Trust

Still dealing with financial turmoil, Birmingham-Southern College is in the final stage of a pivotal presidential search

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Christine Prichard for The Chronicle

Randall Law and Natalie Davis are faculty leaders at Birmingham-Southern College. Professors have responded to continuing difficulties on the campus, he says, with gallows humor and a belief that better days are ahead.

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Christine Prichard for The Chronicle

Randall Law and Natalie Davis are faculty leaders at Birmingham-Southern College. Professors have responded to continuing difficulties on the campus, he says, with gallows humor and a belief that better days are ahead.

Birmingham-Southern College has pulled back from an abyss, but the institution now faces a moment that will very likely define it for years to come.

Turmoil set in at the private college in Alabama last summer, when disclosures about years of