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Our mission is to recruit, develop, and empower students to be active leaders who are engaged, healthy, and culturally competent; to advocate for diversity, inclusion, and respect; and to inspire students to realize their educational goals and personal potential.

The vision of our 13 departments is to create a transformative college experience from recruitment to graduation that fosters holistic growth, civic engagement, and courageous leadership in a dynamic global society.

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Office of the Vice President for Enrollment and Student AffairsAbout Us


Vice President for Enrollment and Student Affairs

Dr. Susan Davies serves as Vice President for Enrollment and Student Affairs at Augusta University. In this role she provides leadership and supervision to thirteen departments that support the student experience on campus. She earned her B.A. in English from Georgia Southern University, her M.A. in College Student Development at Bowling Green State University, and her Ph.D. in Educational Studies from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Prior to Augusta University, she served as Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Enrollment Services at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), Associate Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management at Appalachian State University, and Director of Admissions at Georgia Southern University.

She is a member of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, the Southern Association for College Student Affairs, and the American Association of Collegiate Registrar and Admissions Officers. She was selected to serve as a faculty member for the SACSA and NASPA Region III’s Mid-Managers Institute for 2019 and 2020.

Patrice Jackson

Patrice Jackson, Ed.D.

Associate Vice PreSident For Student Affairs

Scott Wallace

Scott T. Wallace, Ph.D.


Alexis Pope

Alexis Pope, Ed.D.

ASSociate VICE PRESIDENT for Enrollment Management

Leza Witherington

Leza Witherington

Administrative Assistant II

Kimberly Mims

Kimberly Mims, MBA

Business Manager II

Zia Dean

Zia Dean, MBA

Coordinator Special Programs

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Enrollment & Student Affairs

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Academic Admissions

Academic Admissions


The Office of Academic Admissions is crucial to the mission of the university. This department handles the entirety of undergraduate admissions, processes applications for graduate studies, organizes campus events, and recruits Jaguar talent from across the globe.

Financial Aid

Financial Aid


Financial Aid works to offer scholarships, grants and other forms of aid to current and incoming students. Financial Aid facilitates the federal work study program and offers loan education (and other financial awareness programming) to students and the campus community.

Military and Veteran Services


The Office of Military and Veteran Services is committed to making the transition from military to university easier for service members and their families. This office processes military benefits and manages the Augusta University site at Fort Gordon.

Student Life and Engagement


The Office of Student Life and Engagement supports over 170 student organizations and advises the Jaguar Production Crew, the Student Government Association, and more. This office fosters student leadership and creates a vibrant campus life through exciting, student-centered programming.

Multicultural Student Engagement


The Office of Multicultural Student Engagement is devoted to educating AU’s student body on the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion. The office hosts programming throughout the year on differences in gender, religion, ethnicity, sexuality and more.

Maxwell Theatre


The Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre is the cultural heart of the Augusta University campus, and hosts countless performances throughout the year for students, faculty, staff and community members to enjoy.

Dean of Students 


The Dean of Students Office, led by Dr. Scott Wallace, is all about fostering (and advocating for) the holistic wellbeing of our students. This office works to ensure that students are the top priority at Augusta University.

Student Counseling and Psychological Services


Student Counseling and Psychological Services (SCAPS) provides walk-in crisis services and a range of prevention and outreach programming to our students. SCAPS also offers consultations and individual, couples, and group therapy.

Student Support and Advocacy


The number one priority of AU Student Support and Advocacy is supporting students who are struggling or at-risk. This Office leads the CARE Team and supervises both the “Open Paws” Food Pantry and the Jags Care initiative.

Testing and Disability Services


The Office of Testing and Disability Services administers a variety of assessments and certifications to the campus community, and arranges both physical and academic accommodations for AU students who need them.

Campus Recreation


Campus Recreation provides opportunities for Augusta University students, faculty and staff to participate in physical activities like personal training, intramural and club sports, group and instructional fitness classes and outdoor adventures.

Housing and Residence Life 


Housing and Residence Life strives to create a transformational on-campus experience for our 1,200 student residents. Dedicated housing staff works to provide residents with intellectual, social, cultural and recreational experiences.

Student Health Services


The mission of Student Health Services is to provide quality health care and preventive services to AU students. AU’s Student Health Clinic offers a variety of services and sponsors several health awareness programs throughout the year.

Financial Aid

New Student and Family Transitions


The Office of New Student and Family Transitions helps new Jaguars adjust to life at Augusta University. The office facilitates the Jaguar Nation Orientation & Welcome programs for new undergraduates, manages the Parent and Family Association, and hosts retention programming throughout the year.

News and Events

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The state of Georgia’s only public medical school will increase its enrollment from 240 students per class to 260 beginning with the 2021-22 academic year, with plans to grow to 300 students per class over the next five years.

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McKew family learns and builds multiple careers at Augusta University

Born in Germany with both parents in the United States Navy, Melinda McKew has traveled worldwide to such countries as Italy, Scotland, and Canada with her military family. However, she chose Augusta University to spend most of her time advancing her education — and what a time it has been for her, as AU eventually became a higher education destination for the whole family.


Giving is fundamental to ensuring our students and university community get the resources they need to thrive.

Open Paws Food Pantry Fund

Help feed the students of Augusta University who are in need. End hunger and malnutrition of college students across our campus.
Fund ID 297270

Student Emergency Fund

Provides limited financial assistance to enrolled students facing hardship related to an emergency
Fund ID 297000

Dean of Students Discretionary Fund

Supports division events for staff including award ceremonies, leadership workshops, homecoming events, and other professional development activities
Fund ID 297220

For a complete list of funds, visit the “Make a Gift” site and sort by fund name or fund area.  Search the term “Enrollment & Student Affairs” to see all the funds that support our division.

Learn more about how giving impacts our university.