Auburn University has named members of the working group charged with exploring options in building a new football facility, via a release sent out Friday afternoon.
The group includes representatives from different entities across campus and a former Tigers football star.
The release from the office of the school president states that the group will soon begin its deliberations with the goal of providing recommendations during the fall semester to the school’s board of trustees, athletics department officials and university leadership.
The working group is chaired by Ron Burgess, the decorated retired Army Lieutenant General and Auburn alum. Burgess is serving as Auburn’s executive vice president.
At the last board of trustees meeting, trustees urged then-school president Steven Leath to establish the working group and move forward with the project. Leath publicly agreed, but has since stepped down as school president.
Auburn head football coach Gus Malzahn has trumpeted the effort and donated $2 million to the cause last fall.
Here are the other members named in Friday’s release:
- Mike DeMaioribus, member of the Auburn Board of Trustees;
- Earlon McWhorter, member of the Tigers Unlimited Foundation Board;
- Allen Greene, director of Athletics;
- Bobby Woodard, senior vice president for Student Affairs;
- Dan King, associate vice president for Facilities;
- Beverly Marshall, professor of finance and Faculty Athletics Representative;
- Carlos Smith, vice president of the Auburn Student Government Association;
- Van Henley, president of the Auburn Alumni Association;
- Jerraud Powers, former Auburn and professional football player