The Auburn University Board of Trustees is looking to get input from staff, students and community members on what Auburn should look for in its next president.
Thursday morning, the University announced the dates of eight listening sessions open to the public where stakeholders can share their thoughts about Auburn’s next president. Sessions begin on Tuesday, Sept. 21, and wrap up on Sept. 30.
Each one-hour listening session will be held over Zoom with a focus on a particular stakeholder group. Participants are welcome to attend the session that best fits their schedule, according to the announcement.
Dates, times in Central time and stakeholder group focus for the eight sessions are listed below. Zoom links are listed on the Board of Trustees’ Presidential Search website.
- Tuesday, Sept. 21, 10-11 a.m.
- Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station, Alabama Cooperative Education System and Auburn University and Auburn University Montgomery staff and professionals
- Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2-3 p.m.
- AU and AUM faculty
- Wednesday, Sept. 22, 5-6 p.m.
- Local community
- Thursday, Sept. 23, 10-11 a.m.
- Open forum
- Thursday, Sept. 23, 12-1 p.m.
- Alumni, Athletics and foundations
- Thursday, Sept. 23, 4-5 p.m.
- Thursday, Sept. 30, 10-11 a.m.
- AU and AUM Faculty
- Thursday, Sept. 30, 3-4 p.m.
- Open forum
Jon Waggoner, secretary to the Board of Trustees, said that the input gleaned from the listening sessions will be used to shape the job description used in the application process for the next president.
“Shared governance is absolutely important to us, and we want to make sure everyone gets to participate,” Waggoner said.
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