Chair, AU Real Estate Foundation, Inc.
Cates served on the Athletics Strategic Advisory Board and the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering campaign committees for the last three university campaigns, including Because This is Auburn — A Campaign for Auburn University. He also serves on the Auburn Alumni Engineering Council and the Engineering Strategic Leadership Team. He is a life member of the Auburn Alumni Association.
Cates is a member of Auburn’s 1856 Society, Petrie Society, Foy Society (20 Years), Athletics Talon Society, Engineering Keystone Society and Engineering Ginn Society.