Gov. calls meeting over AU Board of Trustee nominations

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Governor Robert Bentley has called a meeting to discuss what has become a controversial selection of Auburn University Board of Trustee nominees.

"I've been working hard to get those involved in the selection and confirmation process on the same page," Governor Bentley said.

"The meeting will provide me an opportunity to bring the committee members up to date on recent developments and the encouraging discussions I've had with all the stakeholders."

Bentley has already been told his nominees will not be brought up for a vote in the Senate before the regular session ends.

With more than 200 applications submitted, Governor Bentley's decision to reappoint many trustees has raised ire within the Auburn family.

A lawsuit filed on behalf of a former Auburn University Alumni Association president is even seeking to have the entire selection nullified on the grounds that it violated open meetings laws.

The meeting will take place Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 8:00 a.m. at the state capitol and will include members of the Board of Trustees Selection Committee.

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