AUBURN, Ala. (EETV) - Auburn President Steven Leath spoke last week to faculty and staff at the State of the University address. The president spoke about progress that the university is making, as well as some issues Auburn is facing.
Three hot topic issues discussed included campus housing, campus parking, and campus safety.
Leath also revealed that Auburn's enrollment this semester is at an all time high, with 30,400 students. That's a two percent increase from last year. With the increase in students comes a need for more housing. Leath said he hopes to add enough housing for every incoming freshman to be able to live on campus.
The president announced that he has worked to implement a campus parking study with hopes of providing a tangible solution to the parking woes that students, faculty and staff face.
Leath also acknowledged the concerns surrounding campus safety, given incidents in the past couple years, including a rape on a Tiger Transit bus and the shooting at the McDonald's on West Magnolia Avenue.