Alabama
2:13 pm
Sat September 27, 2003

Three Auburn Trustees Will Continue to Serve

Montgomery, AL – Three Auburn University trustees whose terms have expired will get to serve a few more months. That's because the state Senate ended its special session yesterday without considering replacements for the three trustees.

Senate President Pro Tem Lowell Barron is one of the three who will remain on the board. The others are state Representative Jack Venable of Tallassee and Vinemont businessman Charles Glover. State Senator Ted Little of Auburn says the inaction was orchestrated. But Barron says he had nothing to do with it.

The terms for the three trustees expired in January, but the state constitution allows them to stay in office for up to one year if the Senate hasn't approved a replacement. The Senate meets again in February. It could consider the replacements then.