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

At Augusta University, we are a diverse community of faculty, staff, students, alumni, caregivers and friends, united in our purpose to provide leadership and excellence in teaching, discovery, clinical care and service. Together, we truly are a Jaguar Nation, dedicated to enhancing the successes of our students, investing in the health care of Georgians and fostering worldwide innovation. I am thrilled to be a part of Augusta University's journey and look forward to seeing our future achievements.

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First Augusta University online masters will count military training as course credit

January 20, 2023Augusta Chronicle

Augusta University President Brooks A. Keel and Maj. Gen. Paul T. Stanton, commanding general of the Cyber Center of Excellence and Fort Gordon, on Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding for the university's first two online-only graduate degrees.

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From 40 students to 400: Augusta University plans major expansion to animation program

November 30, 2022Jagwire

Augusta University President Brooks A. Keel, PhD, has been supportive of the expansion of the animation program and encouraged collaboration with other colleges across the campus that utilize animation.

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Augusta University posts second-highest enrollment growth among USG institutions for fall 2022

November 14, 2022Jagwire

“This is a pivotal time for our university, and that is shown in the continued growth of our student body, the addition of quality academic programs and the number of successful graduates those programs produce,” said Brooks A. Keel, PhD, president of Augusta University.

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I'm excited about what the future holds. I've seen what this university really is, but more importantly, what it can be…It brings a whole new aspect to the pride I feel as president and the pride that I feel as a born and raised Augustan.

Dr Brooks Keel
Brooks A. Keel, PhD

President, Augusta University

Creating a Legacy Like No Other

Creating a Legacy outlines five strategic priorities: learning, discovery, student success, community and stewardship. This five-year plan will move us toward achieving our vision of growth in enrollment, research and community engagement. We have accomplished many great things together, but this is only the beginning. The future is bright here at Augusta University, and together, we will create a legacy like no other

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