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November 17, 2017
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Alumni Center

Now in its sixth year, the This is Auburn Speaker Series features presentations and discussion of topics that make Auburn a vibrant and engaging university. Join us on football Friday afternoons at 3 p.m. at the Alumni Center to learn more about Auburn’s people, history, sports and other programs.
  Christopher J. Heacox
Executive Director, Jay and Susie Gogue Performing Arts Center at Auburn University
The Future of the Performing Arts at Auburn University
Christopher J. Heacox serves as the inaugural executive director of the Jay and Susie Gogue Performing Arts Center at Auburn University, which is slated to open in August 2019. As executive director, Heacox leads the artistic and administrative functions of the Gogue Center by striving to bring in world-class performances and educational experiences to Auburn University and the surrounding communities.
Prior to his appointment at Auburn University, Heacox served as the executive director of Opening Nights Performing Arts at Florida State University. Heacox is the immediate past president of the Florida Professional Presenters Consortium, a 50-plus member organization charged with elevating the professional performing arts in the state of Florida. His board and organizational service includes the Association of Performing Arts Presenters Statewide Consortium Leadership Council, South Arts Southern Presenters Consortium, Council on Arts and Culture (Tallahassee/Leon County) Board of Directors, Tallahassee/Leon County Cultural Plan Review Committee, STAGE Committee for the Capital City Amphitheater, State of Florida Division of Cultural Affairs Strategic Planning, Leadership Jacksonville and Opportunity Tallahassee.
Heacox holds a Master of Music degree in jazz and contemporary media, performance, from the Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester and a bachelor’s degree in music from Florida State University.