Bobby R. Woodard, Ph.D. is the Senior Vice President for Student Affairs at Auburn University. Since June 2014 he has served as the university’s senior student affairs officer. He oversees 27 departments which directly serve more than 30,400 students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Dr. Woodard and Student Affairs promote personal growth and development of Auburn University students by cultivating a supportive campus environment and engaging students through advanced learning and leadership opportunities.
Before joining Auburn University, Dr. Woodard held professional positions in student affairs at East Carolina University, the University of Central Florida, and the University of Georgia. Most recently, he served as Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Involvement and Leadership at East Carolina University.
A native of Smithfield, North Carolina, Dr. Woodard received his bachelor’s degree in exercise and sports science from East Carolina University. After graduation, Dr. Woodard moved to Orlando, Florida, to further his education. While working as a middle school teacher in Orlando, he obtained his master’s degree in educational leadership from the University of Central Florida. He then went on to the University of Georgia to pursue and receive a Doctorate of Philosophy in Student Affairs Administration.
Outside of Auburn, Dr. Woodard has been actively involved and held positions in professional organizations such as the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, the American College Personnel Association, the Association for College Unions International, and the Southern Association for College Student Affairs. Dr. Woodard and his wife, Summer, are active in local organizations and non-profits including the American Red Cross and Habitat for Humanity. In his spare time, he enjoys the outdoors and spending time with Summer and their daughter.