Auburn University board selects new president

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AUBURN, Ala. ( — The Auburn University Board of Trustees named Iowa State's Steven Leath as the university's 19th president after a vote during a special meeting at the Student Center on campus today.

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Prior to today's vote, no candidates had been announced by the committee, leading some in the community to question the transparency of the process.

In September, Auburn University began a national search to replace President Jay Gogue, who plans to retire this summer, by putting together a 14-member search committee was led by Auburn Trustee Raymond J. Harbert.

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