Abbeville’s Jimmy Rane was appointed president pro tempore of the Auburn University Board of Trustees during the group’s meeting Friday.
“I’m very humbled you would bestow this job on me,” Rane told fellow board members just after he received the gavel. “I will devote all my energy to try to make this successful.”
As president pro tempore, Rane will lead the board for the next two years. The president pro tempore presides over meetings and appoints members to committees, among other responsibilities.
Rane is chairman, president and CEO of Great Southern Wood Preserving Inc., a leading manufacturer of pressure-treated lumber. Many people know Rane for his role as the “Yella Fella” cowboy in Great Southern Wood commercials.