Auburn University seeking candidates for district 5 slot on Board of Trustees

AUBURN – Governor Bob Riley is encouraging individuals interested in the vacancy on Auburn University’s Board of Trustees to provide their application materials to the selection committee by the end of January.

The open position is for a trustee representing District 5, which includes Chambers, Cherokee, Cleburne, DeKalb, Etowah, Marshall, Randolph and Tallapoosa Counties. Applicants must be a resident of one of those counties and less than 70 years of age when appointed to the Board.

“Selecting the most highly qualified and capable men and women for the Auburn Board of Trustees is critical to the education of our young people and the economic and social well-being of Alabama and the Southeast,” said Riley.

There are no technical requirements to serve on the Auburn Board. However, Riley said the selection committee is interested in community leaders who are forward-looking, service-oriented and dedicated to promoting Auburn’s instruction, research and extension mission.

Candidates who wish to be considered should submit application materials by Jan. 26, although information will be accepted up until Feb. 9 when selection interviews begin. A letter of interest and other information should be forwarded to the following address:

Auburn University Trustee Selection Committee
Attn: Grant Davis
105 Samford Hall
Auburn, AL 36849

Contact: Brian Keeter, (334) 844-4650 (, or
Mike Clardy, (334) 844-9999 (