Dean Boosinger Selected as Interim Provost
Dean Tim Boosinger begins his new position as interim provost June 17. Dr. Calvin Johnson will serve as acting dean until the permanent provost position is filled and Dr. Dan Givens will be the acting department head of the Department of Pathobiology.
Current Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Mary Ellen Mazey is leaving Auburn University to take a post as the president of Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio.
“I want to thank the interim search committee, headed by Libraries Dean Bonnie MacEwan, for its hard work,” said Auburn University President Jay Gogue. “Dr. Boosinger is an excellent choice to keep the momentum we have built under Dr. Mazey’s leadership moving forward. As a long-term dean, he is familiar with advancing academic objectives and working with faculty, and has established strong relationships on and off campus.”
Dr. Boosinger has been dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine since 1996. He began his tenure at Auburn in 1983 as an assistant professor of pathobiology.
As interim provost, Dr. Boosinger is not a candidate to be the permanent provost, a position for which a search committee has been formed. Dr. Boosinger is expected to serve as interim provost for nine to twelve months.