(AL.com) Auburn University President Jay Gogue announced his plans to retire at a board of trustees meeting Friday morning.
"Susie and I have had a blast at Auburn the past 10 years. We're not going anywhere, but we decided it's time to step down as president next year and begin the next phase of our lives," Gogue said.
Gogue announced it was time to begin a search for his replacement, both newpapers reported. That involves the formation of a search committee and the hiring of a search firm.
Gogue has been president of Auburn since 2007.