Provost Gretchen Caughman to retire June 30

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Dr. Gretchen Caughman, executive vice president for academic affairs and provost.

After 35 years of dedicated service, Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Gretchen Caughman has announced her plan to retire at the end of the fiscal year.

Caughman’s career exemplifies the best of teaching, research and service. Her decade-long tenure as provost is marked by some of this university’s most monumental successes including opening a new student housing complex; breaking ground on new facilities for The Dental College of Georgia, Medical College of Georgia, College of Science and Mathematics, and School of Computer and Cyber Sciences; increasing academic majors and certificate programs from 111 to 160; growing research funding to approximately $100 million annually; and creating the university’s first cybersecurity curriculum.

“I’m grateful to Gretchen for all that she has done to advance Augusta University. My time as president has been made better because of her, and I will certainly miss her passion, her wisdom and her commitment to our students. She will not easily be replaced,” said Augusta University President Brooks A. Keel, PhD.

In the coming weeks, Keel will share more with the campus community about the process for initiating the national search for our next executive vice president and provost. In the meantime, please join us in congratulating Gretchen and wishing her well as she begins her transition.

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