Cuesta president David Pelham no longer a candidate for Alabama job

Cuesta College President David Pelham is no longer being considered for chancellor of the Alabama Board of Education, The Birmingham News reported Friday.

The board voted Thursday to reopen the search for a leader for the state’s two-year college system, according to Associated Press reports.

The board last week interviewed a dozen candidates, including Pelham.

The Birmingham News reported that the board voted to keep two of its current candidates under consideration - Freida Hill, deputy commissioner of the Technical College System of Georgia, and Rose Johnson, president of Haywood Community College in Clyde, N.C.

Board members told The Birmingham News that they’ve dropped a requirement that applicants have doctorates. Click here for the full story from The Birmingham News.