Applications encouraged for Auburn University District 1 Board of Trustees position

AUBURN – Applications are now being accepted for a position on the Auburn University Board of Trustees representing the district that includes Choctaw, Clarke, Marengo, Mobile, Monroe, Washington and Wilcox counties.

The District 1 vacancy was created by the recent passing of John C. H. “Jack” Miller Jr. of Mobile, an Auburn trustee since 2000. The new trustee will complete the remainder of Miller’s term, which expires May 10, 2012.

Applicants must be a resident of the open district and less than 70 years-of-age when appointed to the Auburn Board. Gov. Bob Riley is encouraging interested individuals who meet the residency requirements to apply by the Sept. 8 deadline.

Selection of the new Auburn trustee is “important both to the State and to every friend of Alabama’s preeminent land grant institution,” Riley stated in a letter addressed to the Auburn family.

A committee comprised of Riley or his representative, two members of the Auburn Alumni Association’s Board of Directors and two current Auburn trustees will review applications and interview candidates on Sept. 18. The committee’s nominee requires confirmation by the Alabama Senate.

Candidates who wish to be considered should submit a letter of interest and relevant background information to the following address: Auburn University Trustee Selection Committee, Attn: Grant Davis, 105 Samford Hall, Auburn, AL 36849.

The Auburn Board consists of one trustee from each congressional district as they were constituted in 1961, a trustee representing Lee County, three at-large trustees and the governor as an ex-officio member.

Click here to view Gov. Riley’s letter.

Contact: Brian Keeter, (334) 844-4650 (bkeeter@auburn.edu)