Campus News

Son of Alabama ex-chancellor took money from a firm with school ties

The son of Alabama’s recently fired chancellor of two-year colleges received $3,000 a month for about a year from an architectural firm, in addition to his regular salary, the Birmingham News reported.

Steven Johnson, who handles special projects for Lawson State Community College, was paid by Jenkins-Munroe-Jenkins to coordinate a “special project.”

Johnson is the son of Roy Johnson who was fired partly out of concern that his relatives were receiving thousands of dollars for work done outside the system. A firm spokesman said the company was not aware of Steven Johnson’s position when they hired him.