March 23, 2017

Stephen Leath named new AU President

20 March 2017, 06:27 | Marion Schneider

Trustees to vote on new Auburn University president

Trustees to vote on new Auburn University president

The Auburn University Board of Trustees named Iowa State's Steven Leath as the university's 19th president after a vote during a special meeting at the Student Center on campus today.

Alabama newspaper The Opelika-Auburn News, says Leath is likely a top candidate for the new Auburn University president.

Gogue became Auburn University President in 2007.

The 59-year-old had previously served as vice president of research at the University of North Carolina. The two-time Auburn graduate is known for engaging with students, supporting faculty and creating a strong university partnership with the local community.

Auburn University's current president Jay Gouge during the 2011-12 fiscal year made $2.5 million - which at the time was the second highest salary for public college presidents in America.

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"To the trustees, I appreciate your trust and confidence", Leath said in the meeting after asked if he'd like to speak. He's faced criticism recently for flying a university plane for personal use.

"I don't know, but it's nearly a necessity for (the next president) to have that land-grant experience", Earlon McWhorter said.

A 14-member search committee headed by Birmingham businessman and trustee Raymond J. Harbert led the search. "We're a unique university, and he would need to know who we are".

Gogue, a native of Waycross, Georgia and an Auburn graduate, plans to retire this summer.

Leath reimbursed ISU for the cost of 52 training flights, as well as for costs associated with several out-of-state trips.

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