Augusta University President named one of Georgia’s most influential

Augusta University President Brooks A. Keel has been named to Georgia Trend’s list of “100 Most Influential Georgians.”

Included in this month’s issue of the magazine, the 2016 list includes individuals from Georgia’s government, education and business sectors and is based on leadership, power and influence criteria.

“It is an honor to be recognized as one of the state’s most influential,” Keel said. “I would also like to congratulate Gov. Nathan Deal, University System of Georgia Chancellor Hank Huckaby and Augusta Mayor Hardie Davis on their recognition. I am humbled to be included among such an accomplished group.”

Keel was named president of Augusta University on July 8, 2015. Prior to that, he served as the 12th president of Georgia Southern University where he started the Southeast’s first undergraduate manufacturing engineering program.

Before becoming president of GSU, Keel served in the top ranks of academia, research and economic development in successive appointments at Louisiana State University, where he served as vice chancellor for research and economic development, and at the University of Kansas – Wichita, and Florida State University.

He is a member of the Society for the Study of Reproduction, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and the Society for Gynecologic Investigation, among others. Keel has served on numerous boards, including the American Board of Bioanalysis, the American Association of Bioanalysts Board of Registry, the Oak Ridge Associated Universities, the Southeastern Universities Research Association and the Executive Committee of the Council on Research Policy and Graduate Education of APLU.

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