University of Alabama at Birmingham Archives
Announcement of New University of Alabama System
In June 1969, Gov. Albert Brewer announced the creation of the new University of Alabama system, consisting of independent
campuses in Birmingham and Huntsville in addition to the main campus in Tuscaloosa. Pictured here with Brewer (center) are
Dr. Joseph Volker, first president of UAB, and his wife Juanita, both standing to the left of Brewer.