Gouge announces retirement as Auburn president

Auburn University President, Dr. Jay Gogue, addressed the SFWS Advisory Board during its annual meeting on Wednesday, March 30. (Courtesy: Auburn University School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences on Facebook)
Auburn University President, Dr. Jay Gogue, addressed the SFWS Advisory Board during its annual meeting on Wednesday, March 30. (Courtesy: Auburn University School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences on Facebook)

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) – Auburn University President Jay Gogue has announced plans to retire.

The Opelika-Auburn News (http://bit.ly/2cfdNl6) reports that Gouge made the announcement Friday morning during a board of trustees meeting.

He did not give a timeframe for his retirement.

Gouge told the university’s trustees that they should begin discussions on a search to begin for his replacement. Gogue began his term as president in 2007.

Before coming to Auburn, he served as president of New Mexico State University, president of the University of Houston and chancellor of the University of Houston System.

He is a Georgia native and a graduate of Auburn.

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