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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, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev announce partnership for cyber sciences

“Ben-Gurion University is world-renowned in the areas of computer science and cybersecurity, and I know this partnership will enhance the education and professional opportunities for our students and promote collaborative research," said Dr. Alexander Schwarzmann.

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New study shows omicron variant of COVID-19 hit rural America harder

“This new national study, looking back at the delta and omicron variants of COVID-19, demonstrates the power and utility of geospatial and data visualization analysis,” said Dr. Neil J. MacKinnon.

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Provost discusses future of Augusta University’s new School of Public Health

Augusta University recently announced plans to form a School of Public Health, which will be a crucial tool in helping promote health in today’s rapidly changing environment.

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What’s happening at Augusta University? May 31-June 5

Stories this week include: The State of the University address will be given Tuesday, Augusta University welcomes a new addition with its School of Public Health, and a new health study gives a look at how Georgia stacks up against the rest of the country.