Auburn University

Auburn University

Auburn University

Overview
Date Founded

1856

Headquarters

1817 COOPERS POND RD AUBURN AL 36830-7277

Charitable Causes

Higher Education & Universities
Education Research & Support

Employees (Worldwide)

11 - 50

Company Description

Auburn University (AU or Auburn) is a public university located in Auburn, Alabama, United States. With more than 25,000 students and 1,200 faculty members, it is one of the largest universities in the state. Auburn was chartered on February 7, 1856, as the East Alabama Male College, a private liberal arts school affiliated with the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. In 1872, the college became the state's first public land-grant university under the Morrill Act and was renamed the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Alabama. In 1892, the college became the first four-year coeducational school in the state. The curriculum at the university originally focused on arts and agriculture. This trend changed under the guidance of Dr. William Leroy Broun, who taught classics and sciences and believed both disciplines were important in the overall growth of the university and the individual. The college was renamed the Alabama Polytechnic Institute (API) in 1899, largely because of Dr. Broun’s influence. The college continued expanding, and in 1960 its name was officially changed to Auburn University to acknowledge the varied academic programs and larger curriculum of a major university. In 1964, under Federal Court mandate AU admitted its first African American Student. It had been popularly known as "Auburn" for many years. Auburn is among the few American universities designated as a land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant research center.

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Executives & Employees

Executive Director, Gogue Performing Arts Center

General Counsel

Director, Provost Budget Services

Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs

Associate Provost

Chief of Staff to President Steven Leath & Vice President, Economic Development

Director of Career Center

Airport & Aviation Center Director

Director of Academic Support

Director of Alabama Prison Arts & Education Project

Board of Trustees

Governor at Alabama Office of the Governor, Kay Ivey

Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, Founder at Harbert Management Corporation

Former Executive Vice President, President & Chief Executive Officer of Alabama Power at The Southern Company

Former Vice Chief of Staff at United States Army

Chief Executive Officer at Community Health Systems, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer, President & Chairman of the Board at Auburn National Bancorporation, Inc.

President & Chief Executive Officer at Great Southern Wood Preserving, Inc.

Broker at Roberts Brothers Commercial & Property Management, Inc.

Former Executive Vice President-Business Operations at Dynetics, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer at J. Smith Lanier & Co.

Distinguished Alumni
Dan Arnold is now President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at LPL Financial Holdings, Inc.
Tim Cook is now Chief Executive Officer at Apple, Inc.
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Advisor

Technology Director at ACF Solutions LLC

Legal Advisor

Partner at Alston & Bird LLP

Clients

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Golden Enterprises, Inc. produces, markets, and distributes snack products. It offers salted snack items, such as potato chips, tortilla chips, corn chips, fried pork skins, baked and fried cheese curls, onion rings, and puff corn. The company was founded in 1923 and is headquartered in Birmingham, AL.

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Intramicron, Inc. develops and implements microfibrous technology to enhance catalytic, sorptive and filtration processes. Its products include metal fibers, nonwoven and microfibrous media, desulfurization, catalysts, sorbents, fuel cell filters, filters, HVAC optimization and MSDS. The company was founded by Bruce Tatarchuk and John S. Stein III in 2001 and is headquartered in Auburn, AL.

Suppliers
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Awards & Honors
Rank #298
2010
The Chronicle of Philanthropy - Philanthropy 400
Rank #295
2009
The Chronicle of Philanthropy - Philanthropy 400
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