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External Relations is responsible for strategically managing and seizing opportunities that will enhance the profile and reputation of Augusta University.

The Office of External Relations collaborates with partners to provide strategic leadership and expertise that builds positive relationships, to facilitate growth and support innovation that advances our students, university and community. This office partners with alumni, donors, communities, faculty, staff, and government to support the Augusta University’s mission and vision of becoming a top-tier research university.

Reporting Units


The Office of Advancement nurtures relationships with alumni, friends and the campus community to encourage support for Augusta University students, programs and the university environment.

Government Relations

We are a resource for information and access, serving as liaison between Augusta University, the community, and local, state, and federal officials.

Protocol and Special Events

Office of Protocol and Special Events (OPSE), a division of the Office of External Relations, manages high profile, high-impact events, keynote speaker engagements, and special events hosted by the President.

Volunteer Services

Our volunteers provide crucial support and aid to the continuing mission of Augusta University to set the standard of excellence in education, research and clinical care.