Parker named Vice President for Development for Auburn University

AUBURN – After an extensive national search, Auburn University President Jay Gogue has named Jane Parker as Vice President for Development.

Parker currently serves as the executive vice president and managing director of development for Arizona State University. Prior to her tenure at Arizona State she served for more than 30 years at Emory University, ultimately as vice president for operations for the university’s office of development and alumni relations.

“There was a consensus in the search process that Jane’s level of professional experiences and successes would enhance our development efforts and structure as we move toward a $1 billion-plus campaign in the near future,” Gogue said. “We are pleased to have her joining Auburn University in her new role.”

“We are grateful for the very fine interim leadership efforts that Rob Wellbaum has provided the last year,” Gogue said. “Rob has helped move us forward and we are positioned very well for success in the future.”

Parker will begin her duties at Auburn on March 28.

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