Governor, others taking time on Auburn trustees

The Auburn University trustee selection committee, headed by Gov. Robert Bentley, plans to take its time coming up with nine trustees for Auburn.

The committee had originally planned to come up with nine names by Sept. 30. But the committee met Tuesday in Montgomery and pushed back the deadline to Feb. 1.

Bentley said that will allow more time to review the 169 nominees and still present names to the state Senate for approval when the Legislature convenes Feb. 7.

The committee decided Tuesday to send a list of 10 to 15 questions to every nominee. That's normally not done.

But these nine will make up the majority of Auburn's board. The governor said he wants to see what they know about Auburn and where they want Auburn to go.

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