About the Provost

Auburn University Interim Provost, Dr. Timothy R. Boosinger

Dr. Timothy R. Boosinger was appointed Provost and Vice-President for Academic Affairs at Auburn University on June 22, 2012. In this position, he oversees the academic programming for twelve colleges and is responsible for fostering the advancement of the University's strategic plan. In total, twenty-five academic support units and colleges report directly to the Provost. These units focus on the instructional, research, and outreach missions of the institution, operating under a total budget of $290 million. He currently serves as chair of the Enrollment Management Council, the University Campaign Feasibility Task Force, and the Efficiency Task Force.

Dr. Boosinger served as Interim Provost from June 2011-June 2012, and Dean of Auburn University's College of Veterinary Medicine from 1995-2011. Prior to being appointed Dean, he 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, most recently the search committee for the dean of the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences.

As Provost, Dr. Boosinger led a state wide, five-year strategic planning process, setting aggressive goals that are enhancing student success and diversifying enrollment, supporting faculty excellence, strengthening the University's reputation, advancing research scholarship and creative work, promoting public engagement, and focusing resources on institutional mission and priorities. Working with campus leaders, faculty, staff, and students, Boosinger has led the following initatives: