Welcome to the Office of Governmental Affairs at Auburn University. Our staff serves as the primary liaison between AU and various legislative and State government offices and officials.

Tim Cook -- Apple CEO and Robertsdale's favorite son -- still finds time to return to his Baldwin County roots
al.com

The man who runs the world's most famous computer company came home like always last Christmas, flying in through the Pensacola airport.

There were some sightings at local stores, but he mostly lounged around, spending hours with his parents, in the house and neighborhood where he grew up.

No one will say much more about the visit than that. When it comes to Tim Cook, Robertsdale wraps him in a protective hug and keeps strangers with their curious questions at arm's length.
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Auburn graduate to be named head of NSA
al.com

Vice Admiral Michael Rogers, a 1981 graduate of Auburn University, is to be the new head of the U.S.'s National Security Agency.

Rogers, whose presidential appointment does not require Senate approval, will take over an agency that has been rocked by revelations leaked to the international media by former employee Edward Snowden.
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Legislature creates Alabama Workforce Council to advise colleges and schools
al.com

The Alabama Legislature agreed Thursday to create a council of business executives to advise state leaders on workforce development issues.

The Senate voted 28-1 to go along with changes the House made in a bill sponsored by Republican Sen. Paul Bussman of Cullman. The bill now goes to the governor, who said he will sign it into law.
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Last Updated: Feb. 24, 2014

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