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Dr. Stanley D. Singleton

Augusta University names Singleton as AVP for student success

Dr. Stanley D. Singleton has been named assistant vice president for student success at Augusta University, effective March 15. Singleton comes to Augusta University with more than two decades of progressive experience in higher education, most recently as vice president for student affairs at Baltimore City Community College.

“We are thrilled to welcome an experienced administrator to help guide our student success strategy,” said Dr. Zach Kelehear, vice president of instruction and innovation at Augusta University. “It is especially exciting to see Dr. Singleton return to Augusta, where he served our neighboring Paine College for a number of years. Augusta University students are sure to benefit from his dedication to their academic and career progression.”

In this role, Singleton will provide strategic vision and oversight to develop and implement services, activities and opportunities that complete the Augusta University student academic experience. The AVP of student success serves as a thought leader and strategic planner to cultivate student learning, engagement, retention, graduation, and career development. Singleton will supervise the Academic Advisement Center, Academic Success Center, Career Service Center and First-Year/Second Year Experience.

“Students deserve a ‘seamless’ learning environment, as it maximizes their learning and helps to connect their curricular experiences to their everyday realities,” said Singleton. “I am excited about the opportunity to join a team where student success and completion is at the core of the work we will do.

“Augusta University is an institution that I have respected for many years and my recent visit to campus showed me that the team is truly invested in the success of students. It is my goal to prepare students to contribute and compete in a global marketplace. This opportunity will further promote the ‘marriage’ of academic and student affairs to create a seamless learning environment — that is truly the hallmark of stellar education,” said Singleton.

Singleton served previously at Baltimore City Community College; South University in Columbia, South Carolina; Martin University in Indianapolis; and Paine College in Augusta.

He earned his Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Mercer University, Master of Public Administration in Education from Troy State University and PhD in Educational Leadership from Mercer University.

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