Board of Trustees Nominations

The nomination process has ended. Thank you for your support and War Eagle!

Members of the Auburn Family:

The Auburn Trustee Selection Committee, in our effort to ensure a fully open, inclusive and transparent process, is opening the nomination period for vacancies on the Auburn Board. We encourage all interested individuals to apply.

Please note that all nomination information should be submitted electronically: (use the buttons above). Your nomination letter, resume and any letters of support should be submitted by 4:45 p.m. on Friday, December 16, 2016.

The Auburn Board is currently searching to fill three At-Large seats. Two are new positions created by the passage of Constitutional Amendment #1.

As in the past, members of the Committee are searching for leaders who are forward-looking, service-oriented and dedicated to furthering Auburn's instruction, research and extension missions. After nominations are received, the Committee will meet to select nominees for interviews. Interviews will be conducted by a majority of the Committee arid will conclude prior to the start of the 2017 legislative session. The Committee consists of two members from the Board of Trustees, two members from the Auburn Alumni Association's Board of Directors, and me as President of the Auburn Board or my designee. After these interviews, the Committee will appoint individuals to the open seats and forward their names to the State Senate for confirmation.

As described in the Alabama Constitution, the following are the requirements to serve in these seats on the Auburn Board:

  • Must be a resident of the continental United States
  • Cannot be an employee of Auburn University
  • Cannot be a member of the Selection Committee

If there are any questions, please contact the Auburn University Board of Trustees Office at 334-844-4866 or It is a great honor and pleasure to serve as President of the Auburn University Board of Trustees. Thank you for your assistance as we work to select the men and women who will play important roles in moving Auburn forward.

Robert Bentley
Governor of Alabama

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