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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Presidential Search

Concluding a remarkably successful 40-year career in research and higher education administration, Augusta University President Brooks A. Keel, PhD, announced that he will retire next summer following the 2023-24 academic year. The Augusta University Presidential Search Committee invites you to participate in the search process and provide input on the qualities and priorities of the university’s next president.

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In the News

‘It’s about how we can collaborate’: Students learn to make their voices heard during annual Capitol Day

March 5, 2024Jagwire

"Making an impact is something one person with the delegation knows a lot about" – AU President Brooks A. Keel, PhD.

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Augusta University invests $6 million to boost faculty and staff amid enrollment surge

February 21, 2024Jagwire

“As Georgia’s flagship health sciences and medical research university, home of the Georgia Cyber Innovation and Training Center and a national leader in student success, we strive every day to provide our students with an innovative and personalized learning and discovery environment that helps prepare them for the workforce, and our continued enrollment growth reflects that commitment,” said President Brooks A. Keel, PhD.

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Groundbreaking held for much needed parking deck on Health Sciences Campus

January 31, 2024Jagwire

“We are excited to take this next step in executing the university’s master plan because this celebration is about more than just erecting a new building, it’s a sign of our growth and a reflection of the commitment that Augusta University is making to enhance not only the student experience, but also the daily work experiences of our faculty and staff who support our students every day,” Keel said.

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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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