Jay Gogue

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Jay Gogue
Born 1947
Waycross, Georgia, U.S.
Citizenship American
Nationality American
Institutions National Park Service
Clemson University
Utah State University
New Mexico State University
University of Houston
Auburn University
Alma mater Auburn University
Michigan State University
Spouse Susie

George Jay Gogue (born 1947) is an American educator and has been the President of Auburn University since 2007.[1][2]


Jay Gogue was born in Waycross, Georgia, U.S.[1][3][4] He graduated from Auburn University with a bachelor's degree in 1969, and a Master's degree in 1971.[1][2][3][4] In 1973, he received a PhD in horticulture from Michigan State University.[1][2][3][4]

From 1973 to 1976, he worked for the National Park Service.[1][2] He also worked as a U.S. army reserve officer.[4] In 1986, he was appointed as Associate Director of the Office of University Research at Clemson University in South Carolina.[1][3] He also served as Vice-President for Research and Vice-President/Vice-Provost for Agriculture and Natural Resources at Clemson from 1988 to 1995.[1][2][3][4] From 1995 to 2000, he served as Provost of Utah State University.[1][2][3][4] He served as President of New Mexico State University from 2000 to 2003.[1][2][3][4] He also served a dual role as chancellor of the University of Houston System and president of the University of Houston from 2003 to 2007.[1] Since 2007, he has served as President of Auburn University.[1][2]

Gogue's annual salary in 2013 was $2.5 million, making him the second-highest paid president of a public college in America.[5]

In October 2012 Gogue was elected to the Alabama Academy of Honor by its members. The Academy is Alabama's highest honor.[6]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Auburn biography
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Business Week
  3. ^ a b c d e f g New Mexico State University
  4. ^ a b c d e f g Advisors
  5. ^ "Auburn University explains Gogue's annual salary". OANow.com. 13 May 2013. Retrieved 24 January 2015. 
  6. ^ "Jay Gogue". Alabama Academy of Honor. October 2012. Retrieved 24 January 2015. 
Academic offices
Preceded by
William F. Walker
President of Auburn University
Preceded by
Arthur K. Smith
Chancellor of the University of Houston System
Succeeded by
Renu Khator
Preceded by
Arthur K. Smith
President of the University of Houston
Succeeded by
Renu Khator