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

Augusta University President Once Again Named One of Georgia's Most Influential

January 13, 2022Augusta CEO

“I am honored to receive this distinguished recognition again during a year in which we have seen many challenges in a changing landscape in health care and academia. I also want to congratulate presidential colleagues across the state and Augusta’s very own Mayor Hardie Davis Jr. and Jay Markwalter. Their work is leaving lasting impressions not only in the community, but throughout the state.”

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AU President Brooks Keel explains employee vaccination requirements during town hall

November 6, 2021WJBF

In a town hall Friday, Augusta University president Dr. Brooks Keel said it will take a team effort to get about meet the vaccine requirements under President Biden’s executive order. Keel said under Biden’s executive order five thousand employees will now need to provide documentation of getting vaccinated by January 4, 2022.

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AU chief speaks at Capitol Hill for bill to drop med-school debt

October 26, 2021WRDW

“The accelerated 3-year MD curriculum, coupled with a tuition-free medical education and an in-state primary care residency experience, MCG will dramatically enhance our contribution to Georgia’s physician workforce and significantly impact the health and economic prosperity of all Georgians, especially those living in our rural and underserved areas,” said Keel.

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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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