Auburn names Boosinger Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
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
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
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.
(SOURCE: AUBURN UNIVERSITY)