Human Resources is pleased to offer the Augusta University Leadership Development Program developed for experienced senior AU leaders.

Designed with a goal of developing leaders to advance the mission, vision and values of Augusta University while also developing and honing their own leadership skills and abilities, this program includes a combination of in-person and virtual programs led by a variety of subject matter experts who are committed to helping AU leaders build and foster a committed, compassionate and innovative workforce culture.

Program components include:

  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Communication and Influence
  • Strategic Planning
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Trust
  • Resiliency
  • Agility

Fall 2021 Cohort

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Christa Butler, RN, BSN, MSM

  • Director of Clinical Nursing Resource Management
  • AU Health
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Morgan Chavous, BA

  • Director, HR Solution Center
  • Augusta University
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Jim Cooley, EMBA

  • Associate Vice President Ambulatory Business Operations
  • AU Health
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John Crossgrove, MBA

  • Director, General Radiology
  • AU Health
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Quentin Davis, PhD

  • Director, Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship (CURS)
  • Augusta University
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Megan Furno, MPH, LSSBB

  • Manager, Operational Excellence
  • AU Health
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Justin Hensley, BSBA

  • Director of Accounts Payable, Office of the Controller
  • Augusta University
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Karyn Nixon, BS

  • Director, Military Initiatives
  • Augusta University
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Rick Plummer, MHI

  • Associate Vice President, Marketing and Branding
  • AU Health
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Lara Stepleman, PhD

  • Medical College of Georgia Associate Dean, Faculty Success and Inclusive Excellence
  • Chief of Psychology and Professor, MCG Department of Psychiatry and Health Behavior
  • Augusta University
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Sheree Wright, BS

  • Interim Executive Director, Research Institute
  • Interim Senior Director, Pre-Award Services, Sponsored Programs
  • Augusta University

Previous Cohort


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Brittany Cipollone, MAT, MBA

  • Senior Planning & Assessment Coordinator, Institutional Effectiveness
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Wendi Jenkins, EdD

  • Manager, Leadership and Institutional Development, USG
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Chris Melcher, JD

  • Vice President for Legal Affairs/General Counsel, Office of Legal Affairs
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Mickey Williford, MPA

  • Vice President, Institutional Effectiveness
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Tiffany Townsend Moorhart, PhD

  • Chief Diversity Officer, Office of Diversity & Inclusion
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Barry Grosse, JD

  • VP, Audit, Compliance, Ethics & Risk Management
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Susan Norton, MS

  • Enterprise Vice President, Human Resources
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Dinesh Hasija, PhD

  • Assistant Professor of Management, James M. Hull College of Business
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Karla Leeper, PhD

  • Executive Vice President, Operations
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Jack Evans, MBA

  • Vice President for Operations Design & Effect


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Previous Cohort

Spring 2021

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Dale Hartenburg, EdS

  • AVP, Campus Services and Chief Auxiliary Officer, Operations
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Valera Hudson, MD

  • Department Chair, Medical College of Georgia, Department of Pediatrics
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Patrice Jackson, EdD

  • Associate Vice President, Student Affairs
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Cedric Johnson, BA

  • Director, Community Affairs, Strategic Partnership and Economic Development
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Corrina Warner, MBA

  • Assistant Controller, Financial Operations
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Pam Witter, MEd

  • Special Assistant to the Vice Provost; Chief Administrator, Continuing Education
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Margie Miller, BA

  • Director, State Government Relations, External Relations