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Alabama Board of Trustees elects new 3rd Congressional District trustee

By: - November 4, 2023 7:00 am
A glass entrance to Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, with a bronze statue holding a University of Alabama flag.

A statue outside of Bryant-Denny Stadium on the campus of the University of Alabama before a game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Texas A&M Aggies at Bryant-Denny Stadium on September 22, 2018 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

The University of Alabama Board of Trustees unanimously elected business executive J. Steven Roy to represent the 3rd Congressional District on the board on Friday, according to a news release.

Roy spent over two decades as a chief financial officer of two companies: Movie Gallery, Inc. and AAA Cooper Transportation. Since AAA Cooper Transportation was sold in 2021, Roy has continued to work on behalf of the principals of the company, as well as in consulting. 

“Steve Roy’s extensive professional and civic experience, longstanding connection to the University of Alabama System, and proven dedication to his local community position him to be a valued addition to the UA System Board of Trustees,” said Trustee Karen Brooks, chair of the Board’s Nominating Committee, in a statement.


A University of Alabama graduate, Roy has also served on the president’s cabinet; as a member of the Culverhouse College of Business Board of Visitors and as president of his local alumni association.

The Alabama Senate will need to confirm his election to the Board of Trustees.

The Board has 15 members from each of the state’s congressional districts, as well as the governor.


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Jemma Stephenson
Jemma Stephenson

Jemma Stephenson covers education as a reporter for the Alabama Reflector. She previously worked at the Montgomery Advertiser and graduated from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.