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. 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. In addition, during 2006-2009, Dr. Boosinger served as an officer for the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges, serving as president in 2007-2008.

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

Last Updated: May 26, 2015