Board of Directors

 

Board of Directors

for the Auburn Alumni Association

We Believe in Education

I BELIEVE IN EVERY AUBURN STUDENT— male and female—who makes the choice to attend Auburn and become a part of her community and her history. Obviously, George Petrie agreed when he wrote this famous line of the Auburn Creed, honoring the Auburn men and women who believe in and cherish all that Auburn is.

In October, we will celebrate 125 Years of Auburn Women. It will be a tremendous event, and it is absolutely something to celebrate. I hope many of you will join us for the celebration. Honestly, I cannot imagine Auburn without women. Any image or memory I have of Auburn includes women. They are as much a part of Auburn as anyone else.

I come from a family of Auburn women. My mother-in-law graduated from Auburn, my sister graduated from Auburn, my wife graduated from Auburn, two sisters-in-law graduated from Auburn, and my daughter-in-law graduated from Auburn just last May. The number of women in my family who graduated from Auburn far outnumbers the number of men. All of these women had outstanding experiences at Auburn, and they served and contributed to the university in a variety of capacities and leadership positions. They are all better for having attended Auburn, and I think that Auburn is better for their having been a part of the family.

I was a student at Auburn when Cindy Holland Torbert was elected the first female SGA president. I am honored to have met Jacqueline Keck, the current and third female SGA president. Both of these ladies were—and are—effective leaders and representatives of our university, and frankly it shouldn’t matter at all that they are women. However, the reality is that their gender is significant—and relevant. They prove that our university is better for the inclusion of women in the student body, and our university is bolstered by the contributions of women who have attended, graduated, served and represented Auburn across the country and around the world. Female Auburn graduates have traveled to space; entertained the world through music and film; led major international corporations; made significant advances in medicine, science and technology; and the list goes on.

I, along with all of you, applaud and celebrate the tremendous accomplishments of the women who have been part of Auburn’s
story. The list of accolades is long—far surpassing my word limit in this letter. However, more than that, I love that all of these women are part of the Auburn family as a whole—and that their accomplishments exceed any designation as “female” or “woman.”
Of course, we celebrate and honor the fact that women have been a part of Auburn for 125 years and have thereby served and honored Auburn through their accomplishments, services and legacy. However, the truth is that the women I have mentioned— and countless others I have not—are much more significant than their gender distinction. They are outstanding Auburn students, graduates, alumni and leaders—all of whom love Auburn. They are AUBURN—period. And THAT is FAMILY!
War Eagle—

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Beau Byrd ʼ89
President, Auburn Alumni Association
bbyrd@bradley.com

Auburn Alumni Association

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The Auburn Alumni Association

Mission

The Auburn Alumni Association is dedicated to enhancing the engagement and connection of all Auburn University alumni and friends.

Vision

To advance Auburn University by engaging our global community and cultivating their passion for and loyalty to the university.

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Goals

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Increase connectivity between alumni and the university

2

Increase meaningful alumni engagement

3

Reach all Auburn alumni family and friends

4

Establish mutually beneficial partnerships with alumni stakeholders

5

Ensure the association remains fiscally sound and well poised for the future

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William C. “Beau” Byrd, II ʼ89

President, Chair, & Member

Jack Fite

William Jackson “Jack” Fite ʼ85

Past President, Chair & Ex-Officio Member

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Michelle M. Granberry '92

Treasurer, Chair & Member

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Charles D. Hart D.V.M. ’85

Vice Chair & Member

LuAnne Hart Headshot

LuAnne L. Hart ʼ80

Chair & Member

Van Henley

M. Van Henley ʼ80

Vice President & Member

Angela Mitchell

Angela S. Mitchell ʼ85

Vice Chair & Member

Past Executive Directors

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  • Harry M Happy Davis '32
    Harry M Happy Davis '32
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    EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
    1945-1951
  • Joseph B Sarver '37
    Joseph B Sarver '37
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    Executive Director
    1951 - 1976
  • George L Buck Bradberry
    George L Buck Bradberry
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    Executive Director
    1976-1985
  • Jerry F Smith '64
    Jerry F Smith '64
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    Executive Director
    1984 - 1989
  • Joseph F Busta JR '69
    Joseph F Busta JR '69
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    Executive Director
    1990 - 1993
  • Betty Mclendon Dement '71
    Betty Mclendon Dement '71
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    Executive Director
    1995 - 2004
  • Deborah L. Shaw '84
    Deborah L. Shaw '84
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    Executive Director
    2004 - 2015

Past Presidents

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  • William F Byrd '21
    William F Byrd '21
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    President
    1947 - 1948
  • Frank M Malone '21
    Frank M Malone '21
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    President
    1948 - 1950
  • Roy B Sewell '22
    Roy B Sewell '22
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    President
    1956 - 1958
  • Ben Gilmer '21
    Ben Gilmer '21
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    President
    1960 - 1962
  • W Kelly Mosley '21
    W Kelly Mosley '21
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    President
    1963 - 1965
  • Ken Lott, JR '41
    Ken Lott, JR '41
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    President
    1965 - 1967
  • Gilmer Blackburn '26
    Gilmer Blackburn '26
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    President
    1967 - 1969
  • James M Brown '46
    James M Brown '46
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    President
    1969 - 1971
  • Morris W Savage '59
    Morris W Savage '59
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    President
    1971 - 1973
  • Duncan Liles '43
    Duncan Liles '43
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    President
    1973 - 1975
  • C. Lloyd Nix '59
    C. Lloyd Nix '59
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    President
    1975 - 1977
  • Walter L Martin '53
    Walter L Martin '53
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    President
    1977 - 1979
  • Robert E Lowder '64
    Robert E Lowder '64
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    President
    1979 - 1980
  • L J Sammy Kirkland '49
    L J Sammy Kirkland '49
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    President
    1981 - 1983
  • Earl H Weaver '62
    Earl H Weaver '62
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    President
    1983- 1985
  • Robert Word JR '55
    Robert Word JR '55
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    President
    1985 - 1987
  • Batey M Gresham JR '57
    Batey M Gresham JR '57
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    President
    1987 - 1989
  • Ruel Russell JR '48
    Ruel Russell JR '48
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    President
    1989 - 1990
  • Russell E Allman SR '69
    Russell E Allman SR '69
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    President
    1991 - 1992
  • J Patrick Galloway '51
    J. Patrick Galloway '51
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    President
    1992 - 1994
  • Paul J Spina JR '63
    Paul J Spina JR '63
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    President
    1994 - 1996
  • Richard F Mitchell '55
    Richard F Mitchell '55
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    President
    1996 - 1998
  • William E Porter '57
    William E Porter '57
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    President
    1998 - 2000
  • Robert Kloeti '70
    Robert Kloeti '70
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    President
    2000 - 2002
  • Owen Brown '64
    L. Owen Brown '64
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    President
    2002 - 2004
  • Andrew P Hornsby '68
    Andrew P Hornsby '68
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    President
    2004 - 2006
  • James (Ralph) Jordan '70
    James (Ralph) Jordan '70
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    President
    2006 - 2008
  • Nancy Young Fortner '71
    Nancy Young Fortner '71
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    President
    2008 - 2010
  • Robert E (Bobby) Poundstone IV '95
    Robert E (Bobby) Poundstone IV '95
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    President
    2010 - 2012
  • William B (Bill) Stone II '85
    William B (Bill) Stone II '85
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    President
    2012-2014
  • William Jackson “Jack” Fite ‘85
    William Jackson “Jack” Fite ‘85
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    President
    2014 - 2016

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