UNDER THE ORGANIC and statutory laws of Alabama, Auburn University is governed by a Board of Trustees consisting of one member from each congressional district, as these districts were constituted on January 1, 1961, an extra member from the congressional district in which the institution is located, and the Governor and State Superintendent of Education, who are members ex officio. The Governor is President. Trustees are appointed by the Governor, by and with the consent of the State Senate, and hold office for a term of twelve years, and until their successors are appointed and qualified. Members of the board receive no compensation. By executive order of the Governor in 1971, a non-voting student representative selected by the Student Senate serves as a member ex officio.
The Board of Trustees places administrative authority and responsibility in the hands of an administrative officer at Auburn University. The institution is grouped for administrative purposes into divisions, colleges, schools and departments.
FORREST H. JAMES, JR., Governor of Alabama, President, Montgomery
EDWARD R. RICHARDSON, State Superintendent of Education, Montgomery
SGA President, non-voting, Main Campus
Student Body Representative, non-voting, Auburn University at Montgomery
ROBERT E. LOWDER, Montgomery, Second Congressional District
JAMES T. TATUM, JR., Huntsville, Eighth Congressional District
EMORY O. CUNNINGHAM, President Pro Tempore, Birmingham Ninth Congressional District
JOHN V. DENSON, Opelika, Third Congressional District
BESSIE MAE HOLLOWAY, Prichard, First Congressional District
WILLIAM JAMES SAMFORD, JR., Opelika, Third Congressional District
LOWELL R. BARRON, Fyffe, Fifth Congressional District
CHARLES G. GLOVER, Cullman, Seventh Congressional District
JACK B. VENABLE, Tallassee, Fourth Congressional District
PAUL J. SPINA, JR., Hoover, Sixth Congressional District
* Positions filled by incumbents until successors are appointed and confirmed.
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