Auburn University Young Professionals
Auburn University Professional and Continuing Education is proud to partner with the Office of Information Technology to present Auburn University Young Professionals.
Auburn University Young Professionals (AUYP) aims to provide an opportunity for connection between upper level administrators and the young professionals of Auburn. During our free one-hour interactive programs, young professionals will have a chance to hear the stories and advice of those in influential positions across campus. Attendees will also be provided the opportunity to submit questions for the speaker in advance or ask their own during the program. This series will focus on providing professional development, networking amongst peers, and collaboration of resources across Auburn University.
AUYP programs are offered at no cost to attendees. We do ask that you register for the event to ensure proper meeting space.
August 11, 2020 | 1:00 – 2:00 P.M.
Dr. Jay Gogue
Jay Gogue returned to his alma mater on July 16, 2007, as Auburn University’s 18th president and retired as president emeritus on July 1, 2017. He was appointed by the university’s Board of Trustees to serve as interim president effective July 8, 2019. In March 2020, he was appointed by the university’s Board of Trustees to serve as the 20th AU president. The Waycross, Ga., native earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Auburn and a doctorate in horticulture from Michigan State University.
During his tenure as president, the academic strength of Auburn’s student population increased, a new research center was established in Huntsville, Ala., a common book program that generates a shared academic experience was instituted, and outreach partnerships with underserved schools in surrounding communities were established. His leadership during a period of sharp reductions in state support for the university budget protected Auburn’s academic quality and prevented elimination of academic programs. Since his retirement, Dr. Gogue has remained engaged in the realm of academia, advising colleagues at numerous universities and teaching a course on higher education leadership to Auburn students.
Last Updated: April 20, 2020