Auburn University at Montgomery
Auburn University at Montgomery (AUM) is a coeducational public university located in Montgomery, Alabama, USA. It is governed by the Auburn University Board of Trustees, but is not a branch campus of Auburn University. It was established by an act of the Alabama Legislature in 1967. AUM offers programs of study leading to bachelor’s, master’s, and specialist degrees in business, education, liberal arts, nursing, and sciences. The university enrolls more than 5,500 students, with an additional 10,000 enrolled in continuing education programs. In January 2007, the university moved toward branding itself as “Auburn Montgomery.”
AUM was established in 1967 by Act 403 of the Alabama Legislature. In March 1968, Dr. H. Hanly Funderburk, Jr., was appointed vice president and chief administrator of the newly created university. AUM opened its doors in September 1969 with nearly 600 students in the old Alabama Extension Center on Bell Street, next to Maxwell AFB. Two years later, the university relocated to a 500-acre (2.0 km2) campus on the McLemore Plantation tract, 7 miles (11 km) east of downtown Montgomery. The campus’ first two buildings were the Administration/Library building and Goodwyn Hall with classrooms and faculty offices.AUM has been accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools as an operationally separate institution since 1978.In January 2007, the university began branding itself as Auburn Montgomery and unveiled a new logo. The redesigned logo incorporates the AUM Library Tower in a style resembling Auburn University’s logo which features the Samford Hall clock tower. While the university’s official name will remain the same, the rebranding aims to increase cooperation between the institutions.
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