Tiffany Sippial, associate professor of history in the College of Liberal Arts, has been named Auburn University’s director of the Honors College, effective July 1.
A scholar in the field of early and modern Latin America, Sippial brings more than 11 years of experience as a faculty member and administrator to the role. In addition to serving as director of graduate studies in the Department of History, Sippial has also completed prestigious fellowships with the Southeastern Conference’s Academic Leadership Development Program, the HERS Leadership Institute and was the university’s Presidential Administrative Fellow in 2017.
As director of the Honors College, Sippial will lead the unit’s distinguished academic programs, including a highly-developed curriculum and the university’s prestigious scholars program, and will continue to facilitate partnerships with faculty to offer innovative academic and research experiences. Working with academic units across campus, Sippial will advance the college’s mission of fostering intellectual development and promoting student engagement.
“Auburn’s Honors College plays a critical role in strengthening our academic community,” Sippial said. “Going forward, it is important that our students continue to have distinctive academic experiences that not only support Auburn’s mission and culture, but also challenge them to take advantage of opportunities for advanced learning, discovery and service."
* Segment of story, taken from official Auburn University release.