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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 leaders meet to workshop current and future programs

More than 40 leaders from across Augusta University met for a collaborative workshop to review the university’s program portfolio.

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Sullivan named dean of The Graduate School at Augusta University

“I am delighted that Dr. Sullivan has agreed to become the new dean of The Graduate School,” said Dr. Neil MacKinnon, executive vice president for academic affairs and provost.

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Augusta University’s enrollment has increased more than 15% since fall 2015

“This continued and sustained growth illustrates that Augusta University is a destination of choice," said Dr. Neil J. MacKinnon, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs.

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Join Augusta University in Values Week celebrations

During the fourth annual Values Week from Nov. 8-14, Augusta University is celebrating its six core values: collegiality, compassion, excellence, inclusivity, integrity and leadership.