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NAMED AUBURN ALUMNI ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT
AUBURN - The Auburn Alumni Association recently elected Ralph Jordan Jr.
of Norris, Tenn., son of the late Auburn Tigers football and basketball
coach Ralph Shug Jordan, as its president for the next two
years. Jordans term runs through October 2008.
In the coming months, Jordan plans to further cooperation and collaboration
between the association and the Auburn University administration, as well
as build on the associations existing programs and services, he
The Auburn Alumni Association is the interface between the university
and its alumni, Jordan said. Our role should be to focus the
attention of the national alumni on this institution in a positive way.
We have to make sure that they are plugged in to help Auburn be all that
she can be.
To that end, Jordan says he hopes to meet as many AU alumni as possible
during his term in order to be an effective liaison between his constituents
and the university administration and the AU Board of Trustees.
The Alumni Association is honored to have someone with such a strong
family legacy as our new president, said Debbie Shaw, interim vice
president for the AU Office of Alumni Affairs and the associations
executive director. I know the organization will prosper under Ralphs
An environmental scientist for the Tennessee Valley Authority, Jordan
majored in zoology and entomology at Auburn. He is a life member of the
Auburn Alumni Association and has served on the organizations board
since 2001, most recently as vice president. Jordan also serves on the
AU College of Sciences and Mathematics Advisory Council and AUs
National Campaign Committee.
Auburn University is a comprehensive research institution with more than
23,000 students and 6,500 faculty and staff. Ranked among the top 50 public
universities nationally, Auburn is Alabama's largest educational institution,
offering more than 230 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degree programs.
(Contributed by Amanda Thomas.)
editors: Ralph Jordan Jr. will be in Auburn and available for interviews
on Saturday, Nov. 11. To schedule interviews or photographs, contact Amanda
Thomas at (334) 844-2889 or firstname.lastname@example.org
by 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10.