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Jay Gogue began his tenure as A Auburn University’s 18th president on Ju July 16, 2007. The Waycross, Ga., native is a tw two-time Auburn graduate in horticultture, receiving a bachelor’s degree in 11969 and a master’s in 1971. In 1973, hhe earned a doctorate in horticulture fr from Michigan State University. Shortly after returning to his alma mater, Gogue engaged the talent and insight of the Auburn family toward development of a dynamic and forward-looking strategic plan to guide the University for the future. Students, alums, employees, business leaders and other stakeholders contributed to a roadmap that will strengthen Auburn’s academic, research and outreach mission, improve operational efficiency and develop human capital. Gogue arrived at Auburn with ample experience in the top ranks of academia. He was selected president of New Mexico State University in 2000 and, in 2003, named president of the University of Houston and chancellor of the University of Houston System. Gogue worked for the National Park Service from 1973 to 1986, rising to the position of chief administrative scientist for several regions of the U.S. Park system. He began his distinguished career in higher education administration in 1986 as associate director of the Office of University Research at Clemson University, where he also served as vice president for research and vice president/vice provost for agriculture and natural resources. Utah State University selected Gogue as provost in 1995. Gogue met his wife, Susie, in the 8th grade, and they married during their undergraduate years at Auburn. Susie also earned two Auburn degrees. They are the proud parents of three children and have one grandchild. He is a member of Phi Kappa Phi and Golden Key honor societies, Sigma Chi Fraternity, Sigma Xi scientific research society and the National Society of Scabbard and Blade, the honorary military society for all branches of service. Gogue previously served as an accreditation reviewer for the Pacific Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges.
Auburn Director of Athletics Jay Ja Jacobs has a vision of leading Auburn A Athletics to becoming the nation’s p preeminent Athletics Department. In his tenure at the helm of the T Tigers’ program, the department has p prospered athletically, academically a financially. and Under Jacobs’ leadership, Auburn A Athletics has made major strides benefitting Auburn student-athletes, coaches and fans. The department has focused on five strategic goals under his leadership: Winning, graduating student-athletes, managing the department’s fiscal affairs, complying with SEC and NCAA rules and providing a professional game day experience. The Auburn Athletics Department has consistently ranked in the top 10 percent of the NACDA Directors Cup and has claimed eight national championships under Jacobs, including a school-record four titles in 200506, along with 14 Southeastern Conference titles. Academically, Auburn has earned five public recognitions by the NCAA for scoring in the 90th-100th percentile nationally in the Academic Progress Rate (APR). Jacobs served as the Senior Associate Athletics Director for Tiger Unlimited prior to his appointment as Director of Athletics and has initiated serveral successful business ventures for the Athletics Department, including a five-year contract with Under Armour Performance Apparel and nine-year extension with multi-media rights holder ISP Sports. During Jacobs’ tenure, Auburn has also moved forward with numerous facility projects designed to benefit Tiger athletic programs and their fans, most notably, the construction of the $92.5 million state-of-the-art basketball arena and practice facility that will open prior to the 2010-11 season. Jacobs was named Auburn’s 14th Director of Athletics on Dec. 22, 2004, after working in almost every area of the Auburn Athletics Department for the previous 20 years. Jacobs earned his undergraduate and master’s degrees in business administration from Auburn in 1985 and 1988, respectively, and was a member of the Auburn football team, earning two letters as an offensive tackle in 1982 and 1983. He is married to the former Angie Sapp of Dublin, Ga. The couple has three daughters, Haley, Meagan and Jayne.
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