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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Presidential Search

Concluding a remarkably successful 40-year career in research and higher education administration, Augusta University President Brooks A. Keel, PhD, announced that he will retire next summer following the 2023-24 academic year. The Augusta University Presidential Search Committee invites you to participate in the search process and provide input on the qualities and priorities of the university’s next president.

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Augusta University surpasses 10,000-student mark with largest-ever freshman class

November 15, 2023Jagwire

“This is a remarkable accomplishment for our university,” said Brooks A. Keel, PhD, president of Augusta University. “As Georgia’s designated health sciences and medical research university, home of the Georgia Cyber Center and a national leader in student success, we strive every day to provide our students with an innovative and inclusive learning environment to prepare them for the workforce, and our continued enrollment growth reflects that commitment.”

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Augusta University leadership named to Georgia Trend’s influential leaders list

November 14, 2023Jagwire

Georgia Trend magazine has once again come up with its list of the Georgia 500, Georgia’s most influential leaders for 2023. Once again, Augusta University President Brooks A. Keel, PhD, Georgia Cancer Center Director Jorge Cortes, MD, and retired Col. Eric Toler, executive director of the Georgia Cyber Innovation and Training Center, have been named to the list.

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Augusta University recognized for cybersecurity efforts with the prestigious CSO50 Award

October 17, 2023Jagwire

“This is a tremendous honor for our IT and Cyber Defense staffs, recognizing the hard work and long hours that they put in to protect the digital information of Augusta University’s students, faculty and staff and to reduce adverse impacts on the university, the city of Augusta and the state of Georgia,” said Augusta University President Brooks A. Keel, PhD.

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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

Creating a Legacy Like No Other

Creating a Legacy outlines five strategic priorities: learning, discovery, student success, community and stewardship. This five-year plan will move us toward achieving our vision of growth in enrollment, research and community engagement. We have accomplished many great things together, but this is only the beginning. The future is bright here at Augusta University, and together, we will create a legacy like no other

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