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The wins of the 2017-2022 strategic plan

Augusta University’s 2017-2022 strategic plan, Beyond Boundaries, will retire this year. The plan — which focused on four “compass points” of education, research and scholarship, clinical care, and outreach and economic development — made significant progress to advance the university community. 

The plan also had two interwoven priorities, which included institutional culture and engagement and financial sustainability. 

Strategic Plan charts course to the future

Strategic Plan charts course to the future
At his State of the University Address on Oct. 20, President Brooks Keel unveiled Beyond Boundaries, Augusta University’s new strategic plan.
October 24, 2017
The potential in Augusta University and Augusta University Health is boundless. We are a diverse community of faculty, staff, students, alumni, caregivers and friends, but we are united in our purpose to provide leadership and excellence in teaching, discovery, clinical care and service.
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Brooks A. Keel, PhD
Augusta University President

Strategic Focus Area: Education

New program is another step in Augusta’s stance on cybersecurity

New program is another step in Augusta’s stance on cybersecurity
Augusta University has announced a new master’s program to help build the cybersecurity workforce.
December 13, 2017

Simulated learning, improved job skills

Simulated learning, improved job skills
The Interdisciplinary Simulation Center at Augusta University gives students, professors and medical professionals the opportunity to practice their skills and prepare for real-life scenarios.
March 20, 2019

National Science Foundation awards Augusta University $900K

National Science Foundation awards Augusta University $900K
New funding will assist undergraduate students in science and mathematics.
August 13, 2019

School of Computer and Cyber Sciences receives Department of Defense scholarship award

School of Computer and Cyber Sciences receives Department of Defense scholarship award
Congratulations to five School of Computer and Cyber Sciences students who have been awarded the Department of Defense Cyber Scholarship (DoD CySP) for 2019.
September 11, 2019

Registration open for new innovation challenge competition

Registration open for new innovation challenge competition
The Center for Instructional Innovation at Augusta University has organized the Innovation Challenge Case Study Competition, which aims to provide innovative, creative and entrepreneurial solutions fo
January 28, 2020

Augusta University named among most affordable universities in the Southeast

Augusta University named among most affordable universities in the Southeast
Find out what makes Augusta University one of the most affordable universities to get a marketable degree.
September 16, 2020

School of Computer and Cyber Sciences receives $3.2 million National Science Foundation grant

School of Computer and Cyber Sciences receives $3.2 million National Science Foundation grant
Augusta University's School of Computer and Cyber Sciences has been awarded a $3.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation's CyberCorps Scholarship for Service program.
February 11, 2021

Working to promote leaders: Hull College provides collaborative learning across Augusta University

Working to promote leaders: Hull College provides collaborative learning across Augusta University
Hull College of Business is committed to providing an engaging learning environment and educational experience to all students at Augusta University, regardless of the student's major. “We feel like
June 2, 2021

Augusta University welcomes more than 80 new faculty members for fall semester

Augusta University welcomes more than 80 new faculty members for fall semester
This past week, about 85 new faculty members joined Augusta University.
August 9, 2021

Pamplin College at Augusta University welcomes three new department chairs

Pamplin College at Augusta University welcomes three new department chairs
Pamplin College has new chairs for its departments of English and World Languages; Social Sciences; and History, Anthropology, and Philosophy.
January 20, 2022

Two faculty members named inaugural provost fellows

Two faculty members named inaugural provost fellows
The fellowship will be for a period of one year, beginning June 1, 2022, and continuing through May 31, 2023.
February 2, 2022

Augusta University holds 24th annual Impacting Student Learning Conference

Augusta University holds 24th annual Impacting Student Learning Conference
“Our goal is for teachers to leave the conference on Saturday with practical strategies that they can implement in their classrooms on Monday,” said Ashley Oleszewski.
February 2, 2022

Strategic Focus Area: Research & Scholarship

‘Research has definitely changed my life’: Augusta University student wins top award for physics presentation

‘Research has definitely changed my life’: Augusta University student wins top award for physics presentation
With more than 10,000 physicists attending the American Physical Society March Meeting, Gregory Price, a senior mathematics major, won the best oral research presentation award regarding his research
May 15, 2019

Professor develops new system to track spread of coronavirus

Professor develops new system to track spread of coronavirus
Researcher develops math models and algorithms to predict and prevent virus spread.
February 6, 2020

Dental College of Georgia 3D prints nasal swabs for statewide COVID-19 testing

Dental College of Georgia 3D prints nasal swabs for statewide COVID-19 testing
Many medical experts say COVID-19 testing is the key to everyone soon returning to their normal lives. When residents and faculty from The Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University learned of th
April 24, 2020

Georgia State University, Augusta University partner to support health research in Georgia

Georgia State University, Augusta University partner to support health research in Georgia
Georgia State University and Augusta University will provide one-year grants totaling nearly $200,000 to support four research collaborations among faculty from both institutions with a focus on healt
June 26, 2020

STAT-5 molecule holds promise to reprogram white blood cells for better cancer treatment outcome

STAT-5 molecule holds promise to reprogram white blood cells for better cancer treatment outcome
A group of scientists at the Georgia Cancer Center of Augusta University recently reported that CAR T cells can stay active longer and mediate tumor killing more effectively when STAT5, a key signalin
December 14, 2020

Faculty recognized with Augusta University Research Institute awards

Faculty recognized with Augusta University Research Institute awards
Seven faculty members received awards for their excellence in research and teaching at Augusta University.
January 4, 2021

WATCH: Leaders raise beam to link College of Science and Mathematics to research

WATCH: Leaders raise beam to link College of Science and Mathematics to research
Beam me up: Construction milestone marked this week.
January 21, 2021

$1.8 million NCI grant enables exploration of cancer-fighting compound isolated from Moroccan fungus

$1.8 million NCI grant enables exploration of cancer-fighting compound isolated from Moroccan fungus
MCG and Georgia Cancer Center scientists have early evidence that the peptide EnnA, isolated from a fungus living symbiotically with a flowering plant known for its penchant of trapping flies, could b
March 4, 2021

Graduate Research Day goes virtual

Graduate Research Day goes virtual
The format for Graduate Research Day differs in more ways than one from how it will be presented this year.
March 25, 2021

Georgia Cancer Center receives $1.7M grant to study why aggressive form of breast cancer can resist treatment

Georgia Cancer Center receives $1.7M grant to study why aggressive form of breast cancer can resist treatment
Understanding the role a certain molecule plays in both cancer cells, as well as the cells tasked to kill foreign invaders in the body, could be the key to unlocking the benefits of treatment for one
September 23, 2021

Public health professor awarded $600,000 NIH grant to study high-performing research organizations

Public health professor awarded $600,000 NIH grant to study high-performing research organizations
The project is poised to find new ways that can lead to more scientific results and discoveries.
February 21, 2022

Strategic Focus Area: Clinical Care

Bone Marrow Transplant program receives re-accreditation for exceptional patient care and medical practices

Bone Marrow Transplant program receives re-accreditation for exceptional patient care and medical practices
Augusta University Medical Center’s Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplant Program has been re-accredited by the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT).
January 16, 2018

Augusta University Medical Center ranks high for care of heart failure patients

Augusta University Medical Center ranks high for care of heart failure patients
Heart failure care is top notch at Augusta University Medical Center, according to popular rankings.
July 31, 2019

New Georgia Cancer Center surgeon builds partnerships to deliver complete patient care

New Georgia Cancer Center surgeon builds partnerships to deliver complete patient care
"It takes a village to deliver complete care of the patient," said Dr. Tania Arora, a fellowship-trained surgeon equipped with skills to remove many different forms of cancer from a patient’s body.
September 5, 2019

New clinic at Children’s Hospital of Georgia offers expertise for complex patient care

New clinic at Children’s Hospital of Georgia offers expertise for complex patient care
“She’s a working mom, and knows what it’s like to be a working mom with a busy schedule.”
August 27, 2020

Georgia Cancer Center will fight cancer on two continents with new $3.3M grant from the Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation

Georgia Cancer Center will fight cancer on two continents with new $3.3M grant from the Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation
A new $3.3 million grant from the Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation has been awarded to the Georgia Cancer Center in an effort to impact cancer statistics for African Americans in urban and rural minori
October 27, 2020

Georgia Cancer Center receives $576,000 USDA grant to increase access to care for patients with skin cancer

Georgia Cancer Center receives $576,000 USDA grant to increase access to care for patients with skin cancer
Thanks to a new grant from the United States Department of Agriculture, the Georgia Cancer Center will make sure more Georgians have the opportunity to be diagnosed earlier and receive treatment soone
November 19, 2020

Doctors’ work brings Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center to Augusta University

Doctors’ work brings Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center to Augusta University
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a disease in which the heart muscle becomes abnormally thick, a common genetic heart disease affecting one in 500 people.
January 20, 2021

Program points medical students toward aging research, clinical care

Program points medical students toward aging research, clinical care
Summer research program aims to encourage more medical students to consider a career in aging research and clinical care — especially important with the world's rapidly aging population.
July 29, 2021

Strategic Focus Area: Outreach & Economic Development

The Center for Social Science Research celebrates launch, new fellows

The Center for Social Science Research celebrates launch, new fellows
A new partnership merges public service and immigration studies to help and support the community on important issues like reducing gun violence.
March 21, 2019

Dental College of Georgia dean appointed as second female president of Academy of Prosthodontics

Dental College of Georgia dean appointed as second female president of Academy of Prosthodontics
Dean Lefebvre will be the 101st president of the Academy of Prosthodontics, which established the Glossary of Prosthodontic Terms, the standard in the discipline of prosthodontics.
June 19, 2019

Augusta University professor wins 2019 Kobre Award for Lifetime Achievement in Journalism History

Augusta University professor wins 2019 Kobre Award for Lifetime Achievement in Journalism History
During the 38th annual American Journalism Historians Association Convention this past week in Dallas, Dr. Debra van Tuyll of Augusta University accepted the 2019 Sidney Kobre Award for Lifetime Achi
October 9, 2019

Medical Reserve Corps volunteers ready to help community through all types of disasters

Medical Reserve Corps volunteers ready to help community through all types of disasters
The Medical Reserve Corps at Augusta University is made up of faculty, staff and students of all skill levels and talents who are ready to help when disaster strikes.
November 12, 2020

Communication professors at Augusta University receive research awards from Civil War conference

Communication professors at Augusta University receive research awards from Civil War conference
Debra van Tuyll and David Bulla, professors of communication at Augusta University, were named recipients of national research awards at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga’s 28th Annual Symp
December 2, 2020

AU Health to target Augusta’s underserved communities as part of public vaccination effort

AU Health to target Augusta’s underserved communities as part of public vaccination effort
Augusta University Health is partnering with local churches and the Georgia Department of Public Health to provide greater access to COVID-19 vaccines and education through clinics at places of worsh
January 25, 2021

Civic Engagement receives overwhelming support for community service events

Civic Engagement receives overwhelming support for community service events
Augusta University’s Office of Civic Engagement has hosted two community service events this semester, both of which have received overwhelming support.  
February 19, 2021

Lt. Gov. Duncan calls Augusta University Health vaccine sites a model for Georgia

Lt. Gov. Duncan calls Augusta University Health vaccine sites a model for Georgia
Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan said Augusta University Health's community clinics to bring COVID-19 vaccinations to underserved areas could serve as a "model for other areas around the state" during a visit Fe
February 26, 2021

Free virtual cybersecurity camps offered this summer

Free virtual cybersecurity camps offered this summer
“It’s about how to get students into that workforce and how to widen the diversity of who chooses to persist in these fields."
April 8, 2021

School of Computer and Cyber Sciences student earns top honors at Army Cyber Command internship

School of Computer and Cyber Sciences student earns top honors at Army Cyber Command internship
School of Computer and Cyber Sciences senior and Jaguar Battalion cadet Noah Whitacre received top cadet honors during an internship this summer with Army Cyber Command. This recognition is a first fo
August 17, 2021

Days of Service 2021 benefits thousands in the CSRA

Days of Service 2021 benefits thousands in the CSRA
The annual Days of Service project is one of the many ways Augusta University comes together to share its spirit of service and “lend a paw” to those who need it most.
December 16, 2021

Interwoven Priorities

Institutional Culture and Engagement & Financial Sustainability

Looking Ahead

The university is finalizing its next five-year plan, which will focus on five strategic priorities (learning, discovery, student success, community and stewardship) as well as three interwoven priorities (innovation; engagement; and diversity, equity and inclusion), for a total of eight priorities.

Augusta University will formally unveil this new strategic plan in a celebration from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 27 at the D. Douglas Barnard Jr. Amphitheatre on the Summerville Campus.

To learn more about the successes of Beyond Boundariesreview the progress report.

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