Brooks A. Keel, PhD was appointed as president of Augusta University on July 8, 2015.

At Augusta University, we are a diverse community of faculty, staff, students, alumni, caregivers and friends, united in our purpose to provide leadership and excellence in teaching, discovery, clinical care and service. Together, we truly are a Jaguar Nation, dedicated to enhancing the successes of our students, investing in the health care of Georgians and fostering worldwide innovation. I am thrilled to be a part of Augusta University's journey and look forward to seeing our future achievements.

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In the News

Georgia Medical College's 3+ program focuses on creating more doctors and less debt

September 24, 2021Marietta Daily Journal

Currently, there are 10 students in the 3+ program and the college has recently received an endowment of $5.2 million from Peach State Health Plan to cover the final year's tuition. Keel said his goal is to eventually have 50 students enrolled in the program.

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Augusta University president: Telemedicine, broadband saved lives during COVID-19

August 11, 2021MSN

As Georgia's only public academic medical center and a leader in innovation and discovery, Augusta University partnered with the State of Georgia to introduce the AU Health ExpressCare app, which provided a mechanism to screen for COVID-19 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, free of charge.

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President Keel to host town hall Aug. 5

July 30, 2021Jagwire

Augusta University President Brooks A. Keel, PhD, will host a town hall to provide updated information for students, faculty and staff regarding campus operations in the fall.

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I'm excited about what the future holds. I've seen what this university really is, but more importantly, what it can be…It brings a whole new aspect to the pride I feel as president and the pride that I feel as a born and raised Augustan.

Dr Brooks Keel
Brooks A. Keel, PhD

President, Augusta University

Our Plan for the Future

In 2018, we finalized our current strategic plan, Beyond Boundaries. It began with the cardinal points on our compass: education, research and scholarship, clinical care, outreach and economic development. From these points, it provided a course that still guides us as we continue to discover the true potential of this great university and its health system. We are currently working towards our new strategic plan and look forward to future successes at Augusta University.

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