Over four months after former Auburn President Steven Leath and the University decided to part ways, still no time frame has been set to name a permanent successor.
Brian Keeter, executive director, public affair in the Office of the President, told The Plainsman Monday that no search firm has been selected to this point.
"Selecting Auburn’s next president is one of the most important responsibilities for the Board of Trustees, and members of the board will be diligent and strategic moving forward," Keeter said. "No timeframe has been determined. Once it is established, the board will engage the Auburn Family and take the necessary steps toward conducting a transparent and inclusive search."
Keeter said a search committee will include representatives from campus and alumni leadership.
Leath's sudden departure was announced on Friday, June 21. As part of the separation agreement, Leath will receive three one-time payments of $1.5 million.
Jay Gogue, who was Auburn's president from 2007-2017, came out of retirement when he was named interim president while Auburn looks for a permanent successor.
"When somebody like Auburn asks if you would consider coming back for a few months or whatever it is while they go through the search, I said, ‘Sure, I’d be delighted to do it,’” Gogue told The Plainsman in July.
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