Welcome from Chancellor Carl A. Stockton

Welcome Dr. Carl A. Stockton

Dr. Carl A. Stockton became the sixth Chancellor of Auburn University at Montgomery (AUM) in July 2016 at the invitation of the Auburn University Board of Trustees.

Under his leadership, AUM has earned recognition from U.S. News & World Report and Princeton Review for the quality of its academic programs and has been designated as a Military Friendly School by Victory Media.

Welcome from Chancellor Carl A. Stockton

Dear Friend,

As the first member of my family to get a college education, I can appreciate what you might be going through right now. Maybe you are a working adult looking to education for a better life for you and your family. Maybe you are fresh out of high school and want to be away from home (but not too far away) for the first time. Or, perhaps you are looking to transition out of the military and into a meaningful civilian career.

Whatever your situation, you’re probably asking yourself questions about college like: Can I afford it? Can I do the work? Can I finish it? 

Without overstepping too much, I can tell you the answer to these questions is YES at the best-kept secret in higher education, Auburn University at Montgomery.

Sure, we’re not really a secret. We’ve been around since 1967, and have over 32,000 successful graduates working in healthcare, business, education and other job sectors. But recently, we decided to do two big things: drastically improve what we were already doing, and start telling people about it. It’s a story about a different kind of university, where:

  • Tuition is affordable — below the state average.
  • We help you learn with personalized solutions.
  • Your success is our main priority.

In other words, we’re in the process of building something great, and it’s very exciting. Enrollment is growing. Campus life is more vibrant than ever. We participate in 11 NCAA Division II sports. More than a quarter of our students receive scholarship support. The Princeton Review recognizes us as one of the best colleges in the Southeast, and Victory Media designates us as “Military Friendly.” We have students from 45 countries. Our commitments to academic excellence and continuous improvement are stronger than ever, and we are building a campus culture that values diversity and encourages inclusion.

For these and many other reasons, Auburn University at Montgomery is on the rise, and we want you to join us. I’m confident that this institution’s remarkable momentum, combined with your passion for getting to the next phase of your life, can be a successful combination.

Carl A. Stockton, PhD

The leadership team of AUM’s primary focus is student success every day.  Review the leadership of AUM in the AUM Organizational Chart.

News Stories

AUM Launches Center for Cyber Security

9/14/2020 – AUM Chancellor Carl A. Stockton said Amerson was chosen to lead the new center because of the considerable industry and federal experience he brings to the position. In his most recent role with the U.S. Navy’s premier training and professional development facility, Amerson was responsible for security as well as the availability of training networks and complex transformation goals on three continents.

“We are delighted to have Gary as a member of the Auburn University at Montgomery family,” Stockton said. “His blend of leadership experience in industry and federal government settings made him a natural choice to shape the mission and vision of this new center.  Read more here.

U.S. News & World Report recognizes AUM for innovation, overall excellence

9/14/2020 – “Being recognized among our peers as a leader in undergraduate teaching is particularly meaningful because it connects to our core mission as a university,” AUM Chancellor Carl A. Stockton said. “This recognition speaks to the quality of our faculty, as well as their commitment to providing a student-centered experience.”

AUM’s placement among the most innovative universities in the region reflects survey results of higher education administrators who were asked to identify “schools to watch” based on “cutting edge” approaches to curriculum, students, faculty, technology, campus life or facilities. Overall, AUM improved its placement among regional public universities from 2020. U.S. News ranked AUM No. 31 overall among public universities in the South (up from 33rd in 2020) and 73rd among all colleges (up from 79th in 2020). Read more here.

Princeton Review recognizes AUM among top universities in Southeast

8/24/2020 – AUM was one of 142 colleges and universities honored among the “Best in the Southeast” on Princeton Review’s list of “2021 Best Colleges: Region by Region.”  “We chose Auburn University at Montgomery and the other outstanding institutions on this list primarily for their academics,” said Robert Franek, The Princeton Review’s Editor-in-Chief.

AUM Chancellor Carl A. Stockton said the honor carries special meaning given The Princeton Review’s reliance on student surveys. “Chief among our core values are the promise to deliver a student-centered experience,” Stockton said. “We also strive for excellence and to promote diversity of people and perspectives. The feedback our students provided to The Princeton Review indicates that they are pleased with our efforts in each of these areas. I am grateful to all that our faculty and staff have done, and continue to do, to serve our fantastic students.”  Read more here.

Auburn University at Montgomery tops Montgomery Advertiser Readers’ Choice Awards poll

7/30/2020 – Voters in the Montgomery Advertiser’s 2020 Readers’ Choice Awards selected Auburn University at Montgomery as the top university in Alabama’s River Region for the third consecutive year.

“We pride ourselves on being a good neighbor and trusted community partner,” AUM Chancellor Carl A. Stockton said. “The results of this poll indicate that members of our community believe we are delivering on our promise of helping graduates of local high schools and community colleges realize their educational and professional aspirations.”

AUM’s commitment to community is reflected by its offer of an all-time high of $11 million in scholarships and student support in 2020.  Read more here.

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