Auburn announces Jeremy Arthur will be director of Governmental and Economic Development Institute
Auburn University announced Monday that Jeremy Arthur will lead the institution’s Governmental and Economic Development Institute (GEDI).
Arthur has served as the president and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama since 2012. He will begin his role at Auburn in February.
Auburn’s GEDI was created in 1976 and is a unit of the university’s division of outreach. It seeks to promote “effective government policy and management, civic engagement, economic prosperity, and improved quality of life for the State of Alabama and its communities,” per a release from the school.
“Jeremy Arthur is a highly respected and effective civic professional with extensive experience in promoting community engagement and economic development across Alabama,” said Royrickers Cook, Auburn’s vice president for University Outreach, in a statement.
Arthur’s role at the GEDI will be his third stint at Auburn. He earned two degrees there as a student and then worked at the university in a variety of roles between 1999 and 2004.
Auburn relayed that Arthur was recommended for the job by a search committee that interviewed a number of candidates last fall.
“Working for Auburn as GEDI director is an exciting opportunity to serve my home state and to give back to my alma mater,” he remarked in a statement provided by Auburn.
“I’m looking forward to working with the GEDI and University Outreach teams to promote economic and governmental best practices for public officials and citizen stakeholders all across Alabama as part of Auburn’s great mission of Outreach,” Arthur added.