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Boosinger Named Interim Provost Effective June 17

Date: 5/11/2011 4:52 pm

Timothy Boosinger, dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine, has been named Interim Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs by a search committee.

Provost Mary Ellen Mazey will continue in her role until June 17, when she departs to become president of Bowling Green State University in Ohio, working with Boosinger to achieve a smooth transition. As interim provost, Boosinger will not be a candidate for the permanent provost position, for which a search committee has already been established.

Calvin Johnson will serve as acting dean for the College of Veterinary Medicine until the permanent provost position is filled. Boosinger will return to the dean position at that time.

Boosinger, who earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Purdue University in 1976, came to Auburn in 1983 as an assistant professor of pathobiology. He has been the dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine since 1996.

"I want to thank the interim search committee, headed by Libraries Dean Bonnie MacEwan, for its hard work," said Jay Gogue, Auburn University president. "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."

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