Auburn Probation

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Gov. Bob Riley and Auburn interim President Ed Richardson will be in Atlanta Friday to make their case before the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Both men want SACS to take the school off probation.

The accrediting agency placed Auburn on probation last December for issues mostly centering on the university's trustee board including a relationship between Robert Lowder and fellow trustee Jack Miller. Lowder is CEO of Colonial BancGroup, and Miller's law firm did millions of dollars in legal work for the banking company in 2003.

SACS is expected to announce at its December seventh meeting in Atlanta whether it will continue Auburn's probation.

Earlier this week, the Auburn University Faculty voted to ask Lowder and Miller to resign from the board.