The following message was sent to all university and health system employees:
I want to share some exciting news from the monthly meeting of the University System of Georgia Board of Regents in Atlanta. Today, the board voted to change the name of Georgia Regents University to Augusta University.
While this change will necessitate adjustments across our university and health system community — a community that has faced a number of significant transitions in recent years — it is also recognition of the critical partnership that exists between our institution and our local community. The energy and enthusiasm generated by this partnership will be instrumental as we build our reputation as a national leader in teaching, research, health care and service.
No doubt there will be many questions, and we will work hard to engage our faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends as we develop the answers. We will share more about those efforts in the coming days.
I returned to this university excited to help fulfill an extraordinary mission alongside the committed faculty, staff and students. Since my arrival, I am more convinced than ever that we have a very bright future ahead of us. As always, your efforts on behalf of the many we serve from across our region and state are immeasurably appreciated.
Brooks A. Keel, Ph.D.
For the Board of Regents announcement of the name change, click here.