The University of Alabama System Board of Trustees elected Scott Phelps as president pro tempore. Phelps of Tuscaloosa was elected during the board’s annual meeting Friday.
Phelps has represented Alabama’s Fourth Congressional District on the board since 2015. H hase served as chair of the Finance and Legal Affairs committees.
“We on the Board are very fortunate that Scott Phelps is available and willing to serve our state in this critical capacity,” said Trustee and outgoing President pro tem Stan Starnes, who served three years. “He is a person of uncommon intellect and unparalleled devotion to the University of Alabama System.
“He will serve us with distinction.”
Phelps began his career in Birmingham as an attorney at Bradley Arant Rose & White. He returned to his hometown of Tuscaloosa in 1995, joining Greene Group Inc., where he is vice president and secretary.
In 2005, he played an instrumental role in establishing Bryant Bank and has been a board member since its inception.
Phelps holds a bachelor’s degree from Birmingham-Southern College and a J.D. degree from the University of Alabama School of Law.
Grayson Everett is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @Grayson270