Josh M. Roberts, Dean of Student Development at Lipscomb University, has been named the new dean of student affairs, diversity and inclusion of Auburn University at Montgomery (AUM). 

   His appointment began November 4.

   “I’m energized to start at AUM,” Roberts said. “The heartbeat of any university is the student body, and AUM's student body is poised for greatness. I’m eager to champion the ideas and initiatives at AUM that will help students reach their full potential.”

   Auburn University at Montgomery Chancellor Carl A. Stockton said Roberts’ breadth of experience helped differentiate him from other candidates in the search process.

   “We are excited to welcome Dean Roberts to the Auburn University at Montgomery family,” Stockton said. “We pride ourselves on offering a student-centered experience and valuing diversity of people and perspective. Dean Roberts’ passion for serving students is evident, and his previous experience makes him a natural fit for this position. During his career, he has been actively engaged with intercultural development, student government, university counseling, leadership development programs and so many other units and resources that serve students.”

   During his visit to AUM, Roberts said he was impressed with the university’s “both challenging and nurturing” campus culture.

   “AUM students have the opportunity to not just be great entrepreneurs and health care professionals and educators and scientists, but to also be deeply involved in their community,” he said. “AUM’s leadership is passionate about building an AUM that provides a home for students and a place where every student feels a sense of ownership in the campus, a pride in the community, and an enduring commitment to the entire AUM family.”