Senior Vice President for Student Affairs
Bobby R. Woodard, Ph.D.
Bobby R. Woodard, Ph.D., is the Senior Vice President for Student Affairs at Auburn University. He is a strong advocate for Auburn students, and as the university’s chief student affairs officer, he leads initiatives that cultivate and promote students’ personal growth and development. Under Dr. Woodard’s leadership, Student Affairs’ 20 departments foster a supportive and engaged campus environment and exceptional experience for more than 31,000 undergraduate and graduate students.
Before joining Auburn in 2014, Dr. Woodard served as Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Involvement and Leadership at East Carolina University. He has held leadership positions in student affairs at the University of Central Florida and the University of Georgia. As a former middle school teacher, he has spent his career positively impacting students inside and outside the classroom.
Dr. Woodard holds a doctoral degree in student affairs administration from the University of Georgia, a master’s degree in educational leadership from the University of Central Florida and a bachelor’s degree in exercise and sports science from East Carolina University. He has held service and leadership roles in numerous professional organizations, including 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.
A native of Smithfield, North Carolina, Dr. Woodard is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys spending time with his wife and their daughter.