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Auburn University taps former US Defense Intelligence chief to lead security and cyber initiatives

Lt. Gen. Ron BurgessAUBURN UNIVERSITY – Lt. Gen. Ron Burgess, a 38-year U.S. Army veteran who spent much of his career in the upper levels of military intelligence and security, will join Auburn University as senior counsel for national security programs, cyber programs and military affairs. His appointment begins Dec. 1.

A 1974 Auburn graduate, Burgess served as director of the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency from 2009 until July 2012, prior to his retirement from the Army in September. At Auburn he will work in coordination with the university’s Office of the Vice President for Research, providing guidance, direction and support to a broad range of interdisciplinary research initiatives.

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Auburn University, local governments dedicate new airport terminal

AUBURN – Auburn University administrators and local government officials say a new flight terminal at the Auburn University Regional Airport will be an important economic development tool for east Alabama.

They gathered Friday afternoon to dedicate the 26,000-square-foot facility.

“The new terminal will serve east Alabama well for many years by fostering economic growth, giving visitors an excellent first impression and supporting our academic programs,” Auburn University President Jay Gogue said. “State Representative Mike Hubbard and other city and county leaders worked to make this asset and resource possible for our community.”

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Auburn University to break ground for new terminal at Auburn-Opelika airport

AUBURN – The Auburn-Opelika Robert G. Pitts Airport has been an influential aspect of the community since its completion in 1930, and now, as ground is broken Thursday for a new terminal and flight line, a 20-year aspiration for further growth will finally be realized.

“The desire for a new terminal was initially expressed in the late 1980s, and since then we’ve continued to grow,” said Bill Hutto, airport director. “This addition is extremely necessary and should prove to be tremendously beneficial for Auburn University and our community.”

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