December 10. The board appointed an agent at an annual salary of $1500 to collect subscriptions for the college and resolved to pay the president of the faculty a salary of $2250 and the professors $1500 each.
November 4. Smith responded to the call, but did not accept it. Some of those offered professorships accepted, but some did not.
October 4. The board appointed Professor J.W. Glenn treasurer of the faculty. His duties included distributing pro-rata among the faculty funds received from tuition.
November 8. The board resolved to give three professors certificates of indebtedness to be paid from interest on the endowment fund "when...collected."
May 15. The board resolved to furnish each minister in the Montgomery Conference with the names those in their vicinity who are in debt to the college.
July 7. The committee charged on July 6 presented its report. First, they recommended that each citizen of Auburn make some donation, "according to ability." Second, they assessed each district in the Montgomery Conference a specific amount, with the provision that every minister could keep ten percent of the funds he raised. Third, they recommended preparation of a circular letter "full of facts" and "eloquent with earnestness."
December 22. The trustees have been unable to fill the vacant chair of mathematics. For this and other reasons, the past year has been less successful than they had hoped it would be.
July 14. The board elected Dowdell president of the faculty for the coming year.
July 12. The board adopted a committee report that had recommended the following: abolition of the faculty presidency; empowerment of the faculty as a board to govern the college; and distribution of tuition income to the faculty. Under this arrangement, the faculty consisted of one professor in each of the following four areas: moral science and belle lettres, languages, mathematics, and chemistry and natural history.
July 13. J.B. Glenn, who served as president of the board for fifteen years, died on August 9, 1869.
June 27. The board discussed turning over the college property to the Alabama Conference.
June 28. The board appointed a deputation to visit with officials of Southern University at Greensboro to discuss unifying the educational interests of the Alabama Conference.
October 12. The board discussed a resolution which would have given the college property to the state for establishment of an agricultural and mechanical college.
December 9. The board resolved to turn the college property over to the state for the purpose of establishing an agricultural and mechanical college.
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