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Auburn Names Boosinger Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Date: 6/22/2012 1:58 pm

AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Following a national search, Auburn University President Jay Gogue has selected Timothy Boosinger as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. Boosinger's appointment was approved by the Auburn Board of Trustees at its June 22 meeting.

Boosinger, who has served as interim provost at Auburn since June 2011, will continue to oversee the academic programming for twelve colleges and is responsible for fostering the advancement of the university's strategic plan. He has an extensive background in teaching, research and administration, serving as dean of Auburn's College of Veterinary Medicine from 1995-2011.

"Dr. Boosinger has done an excellent job as interim Provost for the past year and we look forward to his continued leadership as Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs," Auburn President Jay Gogue said. "Our administration and faculty have enjoyed working with him to strengthen Auburn's academic programs. His experience as an Auburn dean for 16 years gives him special insight into the needs of our 12 colleges and schools. Most of all, I believe our students will benefit as he helps shape the future of Auburn University."

Boosinger earned a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1976 and a Ph.D. in pathology in 1983, both from Purdue University. He received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from Purdue's School of Veterinary Medicine in 2004.

Prior to being appointed dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine, Boosinger served as the associate dean for academic affairs from 1993-1995, having joined the Auburn University faculty in 1983. He has served multiple terms as a university senator and has chaired search committees for university leadership positions.

"I am honored to have been asked to serve as Provost and look forward to working with students and faculty as we address current and future challenges," Boosinger said.  "As a land-grant university we have a continuing commitment to the improvement of the quality of life in our state and nation, and I am pleased to be a part of that mission as Auburn's provost."

National leadership positions include six years of experience on the American Veterinary Medical Association's Council on Education that accredits all colleges of veterinary medicine in the United States and Canada, plus four schools in the United Kingdom, three in Australia, and one in New Zealand.

From 2006-09, Boosinger served as an officer for the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges, and was president in 2007-08.

Contact: Mike Clardy, Office of Communications and Marketing, (334) 844-9999 (clardch@auburn.edu)

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