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Liz Huntley Reconfirmed to Auburn University Board of Trustees

April 2, 2024

Lightfoot, Franklin & White LLC senior counsel Elizabeth H. Huntley has been reconfirmed for a second term on the Auburn University board of trustees. Her confirmation follows a nomination by the Auburn University Trustee Selection Committee, and she will begin her seven-year term immediately. 

“Liz’s service to Auburn University demonstrates her passion for education and commitment to giving back to the wider community,” said managing partner Melody Eagan. “We are proud to see her continue in such a prominent role at Auburn.”

A frequent consultant to the government on issues and legislation that impact children, Huntley travels around the country speaking on these matters and recounting her own personal experiences. As an active advocate in the movement to expand access to high-quality pre-K to all four-year-olds in Alabama, Huntley’s efforts have been recognized with numerous state and national awards for her work on behalf of children. She also serves as a motivational speaker to various groups and organizations where she challenges audiences to adopt her “no excuses” philosophy. In 2015, she published her memoir, “More Than A Bird,” which recounts her childhood journey “from unimaginable darkness to radiance.”

Huntley earned her law degree from the University of Alabama, and her bachelor’s degree in political science from Auburn University. She is an active member of the Alabama State Bar Association, a member of multiple boards and president and co-founder of the Hope Institute, an organization that supports schools undergoing a three-year plan that helps administrators and teachers develop a school culture that promotes character development. 

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