Hanley Funderburk

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H. Hanley Funderburk
President of Auburn University
In office
Preceded by Harry M. Philpott
Succeeded by Wilford S. Bailey
President of
Eastern Kentucky University
In office
Preceded by J. C. Powell
Succeeded by Robert W. Kustra
Personal details
Born (1931-06-19)June 19, 1931
Carrollton, Alabama
Died August 4, 2012(2012-08-04) (aged 81)
Wetumpka, Alabama
Spouse(s) Helen Hanson Funderburk[1]
Children Debbie Cox, Kenneth Cliff Funderburk

Henry Hanley Funderburk (June 19, 1931 – August 4, 2012) was the President of Auburn University, from 1980 to 1983.[2][3][4]


In 1980, Henry Hanley Funderburk became President of Auburn University after Governor Fob James recommended him.[5][6] He was unpopular with the faculty, and resigned in 1983.[5]

From 1984-1998 Funderburk served as president of Eastern Kentucky University.[7]

In 1985, he became the President of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.[8]

He died after a long illness in 2012.[9]


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  1. ^ Kegley, Josh. "Former EKU president Hanly Funderburk Jr. dies | Local News". Kentucky.com. Retrieved 2012-08-05. 
  2. ^ Auburn library
  3. ^ Auburn Presidents
  4. ^ "Auburn University Digital Library". Diglib.auburn.edu. Retrieved 2012-08-05. 
  5. ^ a b Encyclopedia of Alabama
  6. ^ William V. Muse, Auburn University: An Alabama Treasure and an International Resource, Newcomen Society of the United States, 1998, p. 19
  7. ^ personal reminiscents on EKU's presidents by Fred Engle
  8. ^ John F. Ohles, Shirley M. Ohles, Public Colleges and Universities: (The Greenwood Encyclopedia of American Institutions), Greenwood Press, 1986, p. 21 [1]
  9. ^ "Hanley Funderburk, 12th AU president, dies at age 81". oanow.com. 1931-06-19. Retrieved 2012-08-05. 
Academic offices
Preceded by
Harry M. Philpott
President of Auburn University
Succeeded by
Wilford S. Bailey