Representative Bradley Byrne

Representing the 1st District of Alabama

Byrne Congratulates New Chancellor of University of Alabama System


Apr 12, 2019
Press Release

Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) today issued the following statement in response to Finis St. John, IV, being named chancellor of the University of Alabama System on Friday during a meeting of its board of trustees.

Congressman Byrne said: “Congratulations to my friend, Finis St. John, on his confirmation as chancellor of the University of Alabama System.  Fess, as his friends call him, and I became good friends when we were high schoolers and served as members of the state Key Club board.  I know him to be a man of intelligence and integrity who has a deep love for our state.  There is no finer choice for chancellor.  He will serve in this capacity with the distinction and ability we’ve seen from him time and again throughout the years.  Roll tide, Fess!”

St. John served as a trustee for the University of Alabama for 17 years, during a time of growth for the entire university system.

For more details on St. John’s appointment and career, click here.