Phillips appointed director of communications and marketing

Austin Phillips has been named director of communications and marketing for Auburn University’s Samuel Ginn College of Engineering. 

Phillips, who previously served as assistant director of communications and marketing for the college, began his appointment on Oct. 21. 

“Having worked closely with Austin over the past five years, I am confident in his ability to lead our communications and marketing team and develop innovative approaches to tell the Auburn Engineering story,” said Christopher B. Roberts, dean of engineering.

Phillips succeeds Jim Killian, who retired from Auburn University in August after a 45-year tenure with Auburn University, including nearly 40 years with the College of Engineering. 

“We are thankful for all of Jim’s contributions to Auburn Engineering and are excited to have Austin take the torch from here,” Roberts said.