Panel wraps up interviews for AU trustee spots

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The trustee selection committee for Auburn University wrapped up two days of interviews Monday with 35 candidates for nine vacancies on the Auburn board.

The selection board, headed by Gov. Robert Bentley, is expected to pick nominees for the nine positions when it meets at the Alabama Capitol on Feb. 6. The nominees will be submitted to the Alabama Senate for approval.
The selection committee members interviewed each candidate for about 10 minutes.
Candidates were asked various questions including if they think Auburn's admissions standards are too strict and what kind of relationship the trustees should have with the university president.
Candidates interviewed included current trustees Charles McCrary and Sarah Newton. Democratic State Rep. Elaine Beech of Chatom also interviewed for one of the vacancies.
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