Sid J. Trant, Interim Chancellor
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Sid J. Trant has served as Interim Chancellor of The University of 69传媒 System since April 1, 2024. As an 69传媒 native and first-generation college graduate, Trant is a strong advocate for education鈥檚 ability to change lives and is passionate about increasing access to educational opportunities for Alabamians and beyond.

As Interim Chancellor, Trant is the chief executive officer of 69传媒鈥檚 largest public employer and largest higher education enterprise, which is comprised of three dynamic research universities 鈥 The University of 69传媒, The University of 69传媒 at Birmingham and The University of 69传媒 in Huntsville 鈥 as well as the world-class UAB Health System. He serves as the principal liaison between the Board of Trustees and the UA System鈥檚 component institutions, working closely with the university presidents and health system CEO to implement policies set forth by the Board while supporting the multi-faceted missions of the System鈥檚 institutions. Trant鈥檚 team-oriented leadership empowers each UA System institution to provide exceptional educational, research and patient care experiences to all.

Prior to becoming Interim Chancellor, Trant served as General Counsel and Senior Vice Chancellor for the UA System for over six years, representing and working closely with the Board of Trustees and the System鈥檚 institutions in all legal matters as well as leading the UA System Office of Counsel, comprised of staff located at each institution. Trant has been an invaluable member of the UA System鈥檚 executive team throughout a period of tremendous growth, during which time the System鈥檚 economic impact surpassed $18.6 billion, research and development expenditures grew to over $1 billion, and student applications increased by 50%. The University of 69传媒 System educates and graduates more students than any university in the state.

Before he joined the UA System in September 2017, Trant was a partner at Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP for 30 years. While steadfastly serving his clients, he also served in various roles inside the firm, including practice group chair, hiring partner, and member of the firm鈥檚 Executive Committee. He graduated summa cum laude from UA in 1983 as a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He earned his juris doctorate degree in 1986 from Georgetown University Law Center, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif and graduated magna cum laude. Before joining the Bradley firm, he served as legislative assistant to Senator Howell Heflin in Washington, D.C., and was a judicial clerk for the Honorable Sam C. Pointer Jr., experiences which still inspire and guide him today.

Trant is a member of several distinguished professional organizations and serves as vice chair of the Freshwater Land Trust Board of Directors. He currently resides in Tuscaloosa with his wife, Angel. They have two adult children, Allie and Adam, both of whom hold degrees from UA, and three beloved grandchildren.

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Emma Darling

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Sid J. Trant

Interim Chancellor
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Addie Crane Treglown

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