Huntley appointed to AU Board of Trustees

Published 6:31 pm Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Attorney Elizabeth "Liz" Huntley as speaks at Chilton County High School's 2010 Black History Month program.

Attorney Elizabeth “Liz” Huntley of Clanton was appointed to fill one of the nine seats on Auburn University’s Board of Trustees as announced Monday, April 18, by Gov. Robert Bentley.

Nominated by State Sen. Priscilla Dunn, out of 21 nominations for District 6, Huntley was chosen by Auburn’s trustee selection committee.

Huntley’s District 6 includes the following counties: Chilton, Bibb, Perry, Tuscaloosa, Shelby, Sumter, Greene and Hale.

“I was very surprised and excited about the opportunity to serve in a leadership role,” said Huntley. “I feel very blessed by God for him to give me such an opportunity at a university where I received a quality education. I couldn’t ask to represent a better university.”

Huntley currently practices law at Lightfoot, Franklin & White, LLC out of Birmingham. She practices in the areas of business litigation, personal injury, product liability and employment law.

Huntley earned her J.D. from the University of Alabama School of Law, where she was an editor of the Law and Psychology Review, and her undergraduate degree from Auburn University, where she was the Outstanding Female of the Year.

Along with her husband Tony Huntley, a former Auburn University cheerleader, and two daughters, Ada Ruth and Ann Sarah Beth, Huntley resides in Clanton and is a member of The World’s Church of the Living God in Clanton.

“I’ve decided that my life is a script that God is writing and I’m just a character. I don’t know what he is going to put in front of me,” said Huntley. “I’m very thankful for the opportunity.”

The names of Auburn’s new appointees have been forwarded to the Alabama State Senate for approval.