Committees and Lead Trustees, 2020-2021

All Trustees serve on all committees, with the exception of the Executive Committee. Lead Trustees serve as a liaison with certain designated operational areas of the university.


Academic Affairs Committee

  • Sarah Newton, Chair
  • Donald Mulvaney, Chair Univ. Sen. (ex-officio, non-voting)

Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee

  • Gaines Lanier, Chair
  • Kira Bowen, AU Fac. Rep. (ex-officio, non-voting)

Audit and Compliance Committee

  • Bob Dumas, Chair

AUM Committee

  • Clark Sahlie, Chair
  • Sheila Mehta, Fac. Rep. (ex-officio, non-voting)

Executive Committee

  • Charles McCrary, Chair
  • Mike DeMaioribus
  • Bob Dumas
  • Raymond Harbert
  • Jimmy Rane
  • Wayne Smith

Finance Committee

  • Raymond Harbert, Chair
  • Andy McLelland, AU Fac. Rep. (ex-officio, non-voting)
  • Kim Brackett, AUM Fac. Rep. (ex-officio, non-voting)

Governmental Affairs Committee

  • Jimmy Rane, Chair

Institutional Advancement (Development and AU Foundation) Committee

  • B.T. Roberts, Chair
  • Ana Franco-Watkins, AU Fac. Rep. (ex-officio, non-voting)

Property and Facilities Committee

  • Mike DeMaioribus, Chair
  • David Hinson, AU Fac. Rep. (ex-officio, non-voting)

Research and Technology (Economic Developtment) Committee

Student Affairs Committee

  • Jimmy Sanford, Chair
  • Karley A. Riffe, AU Fac. Rep. (ex-officio, non-voting)
  • Paul Fox, AU Fac. Rep. (ex-officio, non-voting)
  • Ada Ruth Huntley, AU SGA President
  • Niya Kimbell, AUM SGA President

Lead Trustees

Alumni - Lead Trustee

  • Elizabeth Huntley

Athletics - Lead Trustee

  • Quentin Riggins (Tigers Unlimited Board Member)

Legal - Lead Trustee

  • James Pratt
Last updated: January 24, 2021