Dr. Karla Leeper, Executive Vice President of Operations, reports directly to the President and is a key member of the President’s Executive Cabinet. Dr. Leeper manages and provides leadership for critical Operations which support the mission and strategic priorities of Augusta University, including: Facilities Services, Human Resources, and Communications and Marketing (DCM).

About Dr. Karla Leeper

Dr. Karla Leeper is an administrator with more than 30 years’ experience.

Dr. Karla LeeperDr. Karla Leeper currently serves as the Executive Vice President for Operations at Augusta University/AU Health. 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.

Dr. Leeper currently serves as the chair of the board of the Augusta Players and the chair of the board of the Augusta Museum of History. Dr. Leeper received a bachelor’s degree in political science and communication studies from the University of Iowa, and a doctorate in Communication Studies from the University of Kansas.

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