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Elections for Higher Ed Position 2 on the Teachers' Retirement System Board of Control elections are under way. Act 2013-239 added 2 new positions to the Teachers' Retirement System Board of Control. They are higher education positions No. 1 and No. 2.

In 2013, C. Ray Hayes, Executive Vice Chancellor for Finance and Operations for the University of Alabama System was elected to higher education position No. 1. Donald L. Large, Jr., Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Auburn University is a candidate for position No. 2. Further biographical information for Large, as well as sample ballots, other candidate biographies and candidate statements may be viewed on the Retirement Services of Alabama website.

To be eligible to vote for the higher education position No. 2, you must be an active member currently contributing to the Teachers' Retirement System and work in a public four-year institution of higher education or for the Commission on Higher Education. Members will receive ballots after Oct. 14. Ballots must be returned to VR Election Services of Carrollton, Texas, by $4 p.m. on Nov. 21, to be counted. Members will be able to vote by returning the ballot in a prepaid postage envelope, by voting online or by telephone. Instructions will be included with the ballot. By submitting your vote, you are confirming that you are eligible to vote for the position based upon your classification. If your classification is incorrect, please contact the election coordinator at 334.517.7192 or 877.517.0020.