Brooks A. Keel, PhD was appointed as president of Augusta University on July 8, 2015.

At Augusta University, we are a diverse community of faculty, staff, students, alumni, caregivers and friends, united in our purpose to provide leadership and excellence in teaching, discovery, clinical care and service. Together, we truly are a Jaguar Nation, dedicated to enhancing the successes of our students, investing in the health care of Georgians and fostering worldwide innovation. I am thrilled to be a part of Augusta University's journey and look forward to seeing our future achievements.

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Augusta University recognized as leading university for student success

July 26, 2023Jagwire

“Being recognized as one of the country’s best universities for student success is a testament to the strength of our academic programs that meet workforce needs, as well as our outstanding faculty and mentors who are dedicated to preparing students for a lifetime of achievement,” said Brooks A. Keel, PhD, president of Augusta University.

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Augusta University professors excited to offer new dual enrollment program to the Columbia County School District

June 21, 2023Jagwire

Accessibility to higher education can often prove a challenge for some students, but this partnership seeks to overcome that obstacle, said Augusta University President Brooks A. Keel, PhD.

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Watch: President Keel emphasizes innovation, expansion in State of the University address

June 6, 2023Jagwire

In his annual State of the University address, President Brooks A. Keel, PhD, discussed many outstanding accomplishments in the past year while also addressing the future and how Augusta University can reach its aspirational imperatives, which include 16,000 students by 2030, a top 60 NIH ranking by 2030 and the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification by 2026.

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I'm excited about what the future holds. I've seen what this university really is, but more importantly, what it can be…It brings a whole new aspect to the pride I feel as president and the pride that I feel as a born and raised Augustan.

Dr Brooks Keel
Brooks A. Keel, PhD

President, Augusta University

Creating a Legacy Like No Other

Creating a Legacy outlines five strategic priorities: learning, discovery, student success, community and stewardship. This five-year plan will move us toward achieving our vision of growth in enrollment, research and community engagement. We have accomplished many great things together, but this is only the beginning. The future is bright here at Augusta University, and together, we will create a legacy like no other

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