Former Auburn veterinary dean now provost

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Dr. Boosinger
Dr. Timothy Boosinger

Dr. Timothy Boosinger was named provost and vice president for academic affairs at Auburn University, June 22. From 1995-2011, he served as dean of Auburn’s College of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Boosinger had been interim provost at Auburn since June 2011. He will continue to oversee the academic programming for 12 colleges and be responsible for advancing the university’s strategic plan.

Under his leadership as dean, the veterinary college made more than $41 million in capital improvements, exclusive of the $13.5 million State Diagnostic Laboratory, which was completed in 2006 and contains biosafety level 2 and level 3 laboratories.

Dr. Boosinger earned his DVM degree from Purdue University in 1976, followed by an active-duty tour with the U.S. Air Force. He returned to Purdue in 1979 to begin work on his doctorate in veterinary pathology. Dr. Boosinger received his doctorate in 1983 and joined Auburn as an assistant professor in the Department of Pathology. He became a diplomate with the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 1987.

Prior to being appointed dean of the veterinary college, Dr. Boosinger served as the associate dean for academic affairs from 1993-1995. He has served multiple terms as a university senator and has chaired search committees for university leadership positions.

Dr. Boosinger served on the AVMA Council on Education from 2001-2007 in addition to serving as an officer for the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges from 2006-2009. He was AAVMC president in 2007-2008.

Dr. Calvin M. Johnson is acting as interim dean of the Auburn veterinary college.