Auburn, AL – The university announced his resignation this afternoon. Walker had come under fire for his handling of a search for a new football coach.
Walker says he hopes his resignation will give Auburn a fresh start.
Walker's resignation came just two days after he met with Gov. Bob Riley to discuss problems facing Auburn. One of those problems was Auburn being placed on probation by an independent accrediting agency. He also had come under fire for his clandestine search for a new football coach.