News: 2016, March 29th


Nominations open: Graduate Education Development Council


The Graduate School is seeking new Graduate Education Development Council members. Summer 2016 nominations are due by Friday, July 15.

The Graduate Education Development Council is a group of distinguished alumni, corporate representatives, parents, friends and supporters who recognize the importance of graduate education. Members serve three-year terms, act as advocates on behalf of graduate education and promote all Auburn University graduate programs and students by securing new resources.

“We strive to bring the best and brightest graduate students to Auburn University,” Graduate School Dean George Flowers said. “To remain competitive with other universities, we need funding to create prestigious fellowships and to support the research endeavors of our graduate students.  With the generous support of the Auburn Family, we can achieve — and even eclipse — our lofty goals.”

Because council members assist in and promote the philanthropic advancement of graduate education, they are asked to set an example of giving by an annual leadership gift to the Graduate School. This leadership gift allows the Graduate School to provide the resources necessary to foster a positive learning environment for its graduate students, and contributes to the success of its students, faculty and programmatic priorities.

The council meets in various locations across campus twice a year. During these meetings, council members have the opportunity to: closely interact with the Dean, Associate Dean and staff members of the Graduate School; learn about diverse areas of study within graduate education; discuss the progress, needs and goals of graduate education; and create a plan of action for enhancing the advancement efforts of the Auburn University Graduate School.

If you would like to nominate yourself or someone you know who has an interest in advancing graduate education at Auburn University and helping graduate students achieve their dreams, please fill out this brief interest form. For more information, email Melanie Roehm at

Established in 1872, the Auburn University Graduate School enrolls approximately 4,200 graduate students and offers more than 160 highly-ranked graduate programs, including those leading to graduate certificates, master’s degrees, educational specialist degrees and doctorates. Working alongside world-class faculty members, Auburn graduate students are addressing real-world problems while honing their critical thinking and research skills in preparation to emerge as leaders and innovators in academia, industry and government.

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Last modified: December 20, 2016