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Abbeville Native Jimmy Rane Elected to Lead Auburn Board of Trustees


By Evan Belanger | ebelanger@al.com

Auburn University's Board of Trustees unanimously elected Trustee James Rane today to lead the board in the coming year.

Rane, who serves as chairman, president and CEO of Great Southern Wood Preserving Inc., has served on the board since 1999. He was reappointed to a second seven-year term in 2012.

Known popularly as the Yella Fella for his ads promoting his lumber company, Rane will be responsible for appointing committees for the coming year in his new role as president pro tem.

He is also charged with leading the direction of the board and will be the board member assigned to work most closely with University President Jay Gouge.

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