Meet President Keel

Leading by Example

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

Guided by his vision the university has expanded its academic offerings and campus infrastructure through the founding of a new school, the School of Computer and Cyber Sciences, as well as the creation of the Augusta University Cyber Institute. The university has also expanded campus housing by opening its first on-campus undergraduate and graduate residence halls, increased undergraduate enrollment by more than 22 percent, and developed a comprehensive plan to relocate the university’s College of Science and Mathematics to a new facility on the Health Sciences Campus under Keel’s leadership. Full Bio

The potential in Augusta University and Augusta University Health is boundless. We are a diverse community of faculty, staff, students, alumni, caregivers and friends, but we are united in our purpose to provide leadership and excellence in teaching, discovery, clinical care and service. I look forward to seeing all that we will achieve as we work together.

Brooks A. Keel, PhD
President, Augusta University
Chair, AU Medical Associates

Lead the Future

Provost SEARCH

Serving as the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Provost of Augusta University is the Chief Academic Officer, responsible for advancing all aspects of the mission of the University, ensuring excellence and innovation in the delivery of existing knowledge and the discovery of new knowledge.

The Provost is accountable for the achievement of the university’s strategic priorities, through actively engaging in planning and resource allocation to deliver tangible results and provide a foundation for future prosperity.

The university has engaged the services of Storbeck Search and Associates for a national provost search, chaired by Medical College of Georgia Dean David Hess.

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In the News

Savage named vice chair of MCG pathology, AU Health chief of staff elect

September 14, 2020Jagwire

Dr. Natasha Savage, residency program director in the Department of Pathology at the Medical College of Georgia, has been named the department’s vice chair for academic affairs.

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Keel discusses the ‘now normal’ at Augusta University during pandemic

September 14, 2020Jagwire

During a virtual town hall meeting on Friday, Sept. 11, Augusta University President Brooks A. Keel, PhD, and Dr. Zach Kelehear, interim provost, said the term, “the new normal,” has often been used to describe ways the public must adapt during the current COVID-19 pandemic.

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Dr. Tiffany Townsend: Chasing Impact

September 14, 2020Jagwire

When Dr. Tiffany Townsend, Augusta University’s first Black female chief diversity officer, arrived on campus just over a year ago, she was excited about getting in on what in many ways seemed like the ground floor of a new and growing university.

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