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.

Student Affairs Leadership Team

Lady Cox, Ed.D.

Lady Cox, Ed.D.

Associate Vice President

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Corey Edwards

Corey Edwards

Assistant to the Senior Vice President

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S. Bryan Rush, Ph.D.

S. Bryan Rush, Ph.D.

Associate Vice President

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Peyton Alsobrook

Peyton Alsobrook

Development Officer

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Mark Armstrong

Mark Armstrong

Executive Director
First Year Experience
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Jessica Colley

Jessica Colley

Executive Support Assistant

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Dinah Decker

Dinah Decker

Executive Assistant to the Senior Vice President

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Doug Hankes, Ph.D.

Doug Hankes, Ph.D.

Executive Director
Student Counseling & Psychological Services
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Eric Smith

Eric Smith

Executive Director
Campus Recreation
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Hayley Harris

Hayley Harris

Director
Strategic Communications & Marketing
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Katherine Hettinger

Katherine Hettinger

Director
Auburn Cares
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Lindsay Holdren

Lindsay Holdren

Director
Greek Life
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Melissa Irvin Howell

Melissa Irvin Howell

Director
Melton Student Center
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Fred Kam, M.D.

Fred Kam, M.D.

Medical Director
Auburn University Medical Clinic
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Abbygail Langham, Ph.D.

Abbygail Langham, Ph.D.

Director
Assessment & Strategic Planning
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Glenn Loughridge

Glenn Loughridge

Director
Campus Dining
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Andrea McAbee

Andrea McAbee

Interim Senior Manager
Human Resources
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Torey Palmer

Torey Palmer

Administrator
Parent & Family Programs
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Scott Richardson

Scott Richardson

Interim Director
Health Promotion & Wellness Services
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Brad Smith

Brad Smith

Director
Student Involvement
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Barrett Warren

Barrett Warren

Director
Finance
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Kevin Watson

Kevin Watson

Director
Student Affairs Technology
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Nicholas Wiard

Nicholas Wiard

Director
Student Conduct
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Roy Smith

Roy Smith

Director
Property Management
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Paula Stokes-Clark

Paula Stokes-Clark

Executive Assistant and Business Manager

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Deja Trammell

Deja Trammell

Administrator
Student Advocacy
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Nyerere Tryman

Nyerere Tryman

Executive Director
University Housing
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Robert Webb

Robert Webb

Executive Support Assistant

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