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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 appoints initial leadership team for new School of Public Health

Augusta University has announced the initial leadership team for the new School of Public Health, led by incoming inaugural dean Teresa Waters, PhD. The team consists of Jie Chen, PhD, Gianluca De Leo, PhD, Aaron Johnson, PhD, and Bobbie Willcox.

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First year of ‘Creating a Legacy’ shows plenty of promise

“When we announced Creating a Legacy Like No Other, we understood the scope of the lofty goals we placed upon ourselves, but we truly believe that Augusta University is a one-of-a-kind institution for student success, research and community engagement,” said Augusta University President Brooks A. Keel, PhD.

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Check out the new look for Augusta University’s Greenblatt Library

Augusta University celebrated the completion of extensive renovations to the Robert B. Greenblatt, M.D. Library with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

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Augusta University and Savannah River National Laboratory partner to support global security research, workforce development

Augusta University and Savannah River National Laboratory are proud to announce a new agreement that formalizes their long-standing partnership and expands upon their shared mission to address global security issues.