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Pam Witter, left, and Dr. Susan Davies, co-champions of the strategic priority "student success," celebrate the launch of the new strategic plan at the D. Douglas Barnard Jr. Amphitheatre on the Summerville Campus. [Michael Holahan/Augusta University]

Watch: Augusta University celebrates launch of new strategic plan, ‘Creating a Legacy Together’

Augusta University celebrated the official launch of its new strategic plan, Creating a Legacy Like No Other, on Wednesday, April 27.

The celebration featured lunch, sweet treats and giveaways for the AU community. Local community leaders, representatives from the state legislature and students, faculty and staff were in attendance.

The new plan focuses on five strategic priorities (learning, discovery, student success, stewardship and community) as well as three interwoven priorities (innovation; engagement; and diversity, equity and inclusion), for a total of eight priorities.

Development of the new plan was led by the Core Team, a group of 21 university leaders. The Core Team consists of faculty, staff, students and administrators from across the institution.

“During my presidency, I have had the pleasure of witnessing history-making moments like the creation of the School of Computer and Cyber Sciences, the construction of the Georgia Cyber Center and the new College of Science and Mathematics building, the launch of innovative programs like MCG 3+, our groundbreaking response to the global COVID-19 pandemic and new statewide partnerships transforming our research capabilities and modalities of instruction. But we will not sit complacent by success. There is great opportunity awaiting us,” said Augusta University President Brooks A. Keel, PhD.

To learn more details about Creating a Legacy Like No Otherreview its planning page.

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