Dr. Karla Leeper


Karla Leeper

Karla Leeper, Ph.D.

Executive Vice President for Strategic Communication
and Chief Marketing Officer


Dr. Karla Leeper is an administrator with more than 25 years’ experience in higher education. As executive vice president for strategic communication and chief marketing officer for Augusta University / Augusta University Health, Leeper determines strategic priorities and provides executive leadership of the internal and external communications, media relations, executive communications and marketing functions in Augusta University’s Division of Communications and Marketing.

Leeper received a bachelor’s degree in political science and communication studies from the University of Iowa, and a master’s degree and doctorate in communication from the University of Kansas. Prior to coming to Augusta University, she served as a tenured faculty member, vice president for board and executive affairs, and chief of staff to the president at Baylor University in Waco, Texas.

She currently serves on the board of the Augusta Players.