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Provost Neil Mackinnon

Serving as the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Neil J. MacKinnon, 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 Office of the Provost is committed to:

  • Enhancing academic quality in programs of instruction;
  • Fostering the development, improvement and recognition for the Augusta University faculty; 
  • Driving services and programs that promote the success of our students;
  • Advancing processes that tie budgeting and effective resource allocation to our planning efforts; 
  • Ensuring the University's infrastructure support functions provide support for the academic mission and contribute to the pursuit of academic excellence.

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As Augusta University pursues its mission of teaching, research and public service, the provost is leading several initiatives to enhance the excellence, impact and reach of our work. These multi-year initiatives involve faculty, students, staff and community members working together to find solutions to university issues.

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Augusta University student mentors aim to encourage, inspire local high schoolers

“I think it’s very empowering for everybody — empowering for our students that realize they can really impact young lives in a way they might not learn until later in their careers,” said Laura Williamson, PhD.  

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Faculty, staff, students invited to Planning and Resource Alignment Hearings

“These presentations provide glimpses into some of the great progress made under the first year of Creating a Legacy and into some of the bold steps included in the strategic alignment plans,” said Neil J. MacKinnon, PhD, executive vice president for academic affairs and provost

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MacKinnon announces new Provost’s Learning Scholars Program

“It is important for faculty members to continue to develop their craft, and by encouraging these intentional interactions, we can help Augusta University continue to evolve with the changing landscapes of higher education,” said Provost Neil J. MacKinnon, PhD.

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Green named Augusta University’s new chief diversity officer

“The opportunity to serve as the Chief Diversity Officer at this institution in this community will be much more than just employment. It will be my passion and purpose that will be exuded in the quality of my work," said Garrett Green, EdD.