Factbook - General Information

Presidents of Auburn University

Years in Office Name

1859-1861

William Jeremiah Sasnett

1866-1872

James Ferguson Dowdell

1872-1882

Isaac Taylor Tichenor

1882-1883

William Leroy Broun

1883-1884

David French Boyd

1884-1902

William Leroy Broun (Second Term)

1902-1919*

Charles Coleman Thach

1920-1928**

Spright Dowell

1928-1932

Bradford Knapp

1935-1947***

Luther Noble Duncan

1947-1965

Ralph Brown Draughon

1965-1980

Harry Melvin Philpott

1980-1983

Henry Hanly Funderburk

1983-1984

Wilford Sherrill Bailey

1984-1992

James Everett Martin

1992-2001

William Van Muse

2001-2004

William Fred Walker

2004-2007

Edward Ray Richardson

2007- 2017

George Jay Gogue

2017- Present

Steven Leath



* O. D. Smith, appointed by the faculty, served as president pro tem for a short period during 1902.

** Bennett Battle Ross, at the request of the Board of Trustees, served as Acting President during a period 1919-1920.

*** A committee composed of Dean John J. Wilmore, Professor Bolling Hall Crenshaw and Luther Noble Duncan conducted the affairs of the institute during 1932-1935

Last updated: 08/15/2018