Board of Directors

of the Auburn Alumni Association

 

2018 Recommended Candidates

for the Auburn Alumni Association Board of Directors

2019 Recommended Candidates

The Auburn Alumni Association board of directors’ nominating committee, having solicited nominations from the membership as required in the association bylaws, has submitted its list of candidates for four new directors to the full board. The recommended candidates have been approved by the board. Click the button below to read about the candidates.

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Work, Hard Work

Hello Auburn Family! Spring was a busy time on the Plains. A-Day weekend and spring sports created fun opportunities to return to campus. The Lifetime Achievement Award gala was a huge success, with over 300 guests attending to honor Neil Owen Davis (posthumous), Thom Gossom, Dick Ingwersen, Jeff Stone and Young Alumni Achievement Award recipient Ashley Robinett. We also celebrated the class of 1969 becoming Golden Eagles over a fun-filled weekend. It was interesting and entertaining to hear their stories of student life in the ’60s. 

Spring also marked the kickoff for Auburn Clubs and affiliates meetings. Another successful AMBUSH season has ended, with hundreds of alumni coming out to hear from Head Football Coach Gus Malzahn and Men’s Basketball Head Coach Bruce Pearl. Thanks to Auburn’s recent success in the 2019 Music City Bowl and the 2019 NCAA Basketball Tournament, we saw some of our biggest AMBUSH crowds ever.

On Tiger Giving Day, mostly student donors contributed almost $4,400 to go toward four scholarships — a project sponsored by the Auburn Student Alumni Association. Auburn students already giving back! We were also pleased the alumni association project on Tiger Giving Day had 284 donors give $25,000 toward scholarships that increase student diversity. Thank you for your continued investment in Auburn students!

Auburn University has released a new strategic plan. Auburn’s future is bright as faculty, administrators, alumni and students work together to accomplish the goals in the plan. You can see details of the strategic plan at ocm.auburn.edu/strategic_plan.

I would like to extend a sincere thank you to the thousands of alumni who participated in the 2018 Alumni Attitude Survey. The alumni board took the outcomes of the survey and, along with the university’s new strategic plan, began refreshing the association’s 2016 – 2021 strategic plan during our June 7 alumni board workshop. Your participation in the survey will make a difference as we carry out the alumni association’s mission and vision.

You might find a common answer to one of the survey questions particularly interesting. When asked how Auburn Alumni see themselves, “hard working” was by far the most popular response. George Petrie would be pleased to know the creed he crafted for the Auburn family would define Auburn men and women far into the future.

If you haven’t downloaded the Auburn Alumni Association’s new mobile app, please do so now. The new app will allow you to be connected to campus events, classmates, membership renewals and local club activities. You can search for the new app by name, Forever AU, or by searching “Auburn Alumni Association.” The new app will allow you to be just a few taps away from campus, classmates, membership renewals and local events.

September will be the halfway point of my term as president of your alumni association. It is my honor to serve and while this first year included a lot of work, it has been a blast! As we continue to carry out the association’s mission — to enhance the engagement and connection of all Auburn University alumni and friends — please let us know how we can assist you. 

See you this fall on the Plains for a football Saturday!


God bless and War Eagle!

M. Van Henley ’80
President, Auburn Alumni Association

Van Henley - Auburn Alumni Board of Directors

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.

By Laws & Resources

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Goals

1

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

You Belong, Auburn Alumni Association Annual Report 2017-2018, Read the Report

Board of Directors

Any solicitation of products or services should be directed to Jessica King.

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Shirley F. Boulware '91

Vice Chair & Member

Beau Byrd - Auburn Alumni Board of Directors

William C. “Beau” Byrd II '89

Past President, Chair, Ex-Officio Member

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LuAnne L. Hart '80

Chair & Member

Van Henley - Auburn Alumni Board of Directors

M. Van Henley '80

President, Chair, & Member

Doug Kilton - Auburn Alumni Board of Directors

Douglas E. Kilton '82

Chair & Member

Gretchen VanValkenburg

Gretchen VanValkenburg '86

Executive Director

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
  • Board of Directors _ Auburn Alumni Association
    William C. "Beau" Byrd II '89
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    President
    2016 - 2018

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