AUBURN, Ala. (EETV) - Dr. Jay Gogue is officially Auburn's interim president. The Board of Trustees approved the recommendation via a conference call on Monday morning.

Gogue will begin in the role immediately. He will remain in the role as the university searches for its next president.

Gogue previously served as Auburn's president from 2007 to 2017. He graduated from Auburn University with both a Bachelor's and a Master's degree. He received a PhD in horticulture from Michigan State University.

The announcement comes two weeks after an executive committee meeting recommended Gogue to replace Dr. Steven Leath, following Leath's resignation in late June.

Board of Trustees member and President Pro Tempore Wayne Smith will oversee the transition from Leath to Gogue.