Alabama Senate OKs new Auburn trustees

Associated Press

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The Alabama Senate has approved five new trustees for the Auburn University board.

The Senate voted unanimously Tuesday for Birmingham attorney James Pratt, Auburn banker Robert Dumas, Montgomery businessman Clark Sahlie, Mobile real estate businessman Ben Thomas Roberts, and Birmingham attorney Elizabeth Huntley, who lives in Clanton.

The Senate's votes wrap up the confirmation process. The five replace trustees Byron Franklin, Virginia Thompson, Bobby Lowder, Paul Spina, and the late Jack Miller.

The five were nominated by a committee that includes the governor, two current trustees and two alumni association leaders.

Last month, the Senate approved four Auburn trustees: Charles McCrary, Sarah Newton, James Sanford, and Jimmy Rane.

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