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Neil J. MacKinnon, has been named Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost on January 19, 2021.

Serving as the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, 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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Provost announces new fellowship opportunity starting in 2022

“I’m thrilled to be launching this new initiative, which will hopefully demystify careers in university administration, with the aim to help to grow our next generation of university leaders right here at AU,” MacKinnon said.

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Augusta University has made America’s Best in State Employers list for the third year in a row, the only employer in Augusta to make the list.

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