After five years of serving as University Provost, Timothy Boosinger has announced his retirement to be effective in early 2018.
"Auburn is a better place because of what Tim accomplished as dean and provost. He leaves after distinguished service to this institution and with Auburn on a solid foundation to excel even further. We appreciate his leadership and commitment through the years," said President Steven Leath.
Boosinger served from 2012 until present. According to the University, the committee to find his replacement will be formed soon.
He began working at the University in 1993 as an assistant professor of pathobiology.
Boosinger was named associate dean for academic affairs in 1993 and served as dean from 1995 to 2011.
"As I reflect on my 35 years at Auburn University, I am deeply proud of our institution’s achievements and the impact Auburn students, faculty, staff and alumni continue to have on our state,
During his time at the University, Boosinger commissioned a reaffirmation of the Auburn's accreditation by the SACS Commission on College in 2013. While in his current position, the University dedicated more that $220 million in new and renovated facilities.
"Student academic success is important to Dr. Boosinger, and his leadership improved graduation and retention rates and made Auburn stronger," said Auburn University Trustee Sarah Newton. "Members of the Board appreciate his long-time service and offer our best wishes for a wonderful retirement."
A celebration for Boosinger and his career at Auburn will be held in 2018.